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New Year, New Passion

December 29, 2014 – 7:20 pm | Edit Post
Make Quilting a 2015 Passion

By Rose Ann Cook
A few years ago, a customer asked me when and why I started quilting. Hmmmm! My first attempt at quilting was after I graduated from high school in 1974. No one in …

Institute of Texan Cultures Puts Classic & Contemporary Quilt Artisanship on Display

December 3, 2014 – 6:29 pm | Edit Post
Texan Cultures Quilts at the Institute of Texan Cultures

Quilts have brought warmth and comfort to Texas for generations. From being a matter of necessity to becoming a family heirloom, to a modern work of art, quilting traditions run strong in the Lone Star …

Add a Few Stars to Your Christmas Celebration

November 26, 2014 – 5:45 pm | Edit Post

by visiting the My Stars!
Antique Quilt Exhibit at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton. The exhibit, on loan through the Texas Quilt Museum, opens Saturday, December 6, in conjunction with the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour in …


October 28, 2014 – 8:56 pm | Edit Post
Civil War Era Quilts

Quilts from the Civil War era are like a message in a bottle from a poignant period in our nation’s history.
By Stephanie Miller
The Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865. …

Shop Hops

October 27, 2014 – 8:12 pm | Edit Post

Let the Adventure Begin!
By Michelle Lindsey
When it comes to quilters, many of those outside this creative community may see them as gentle ladies who sit around and chat while stitching a blanket, but that vision …

The Scoop-Butterflies and Rare Antique Quilts

August 19, 2014 – 7:10 pm | Edit Post
Summer Butterflies & their Beautiful Kin

Butterflies and Rare Antique Quilts On Exhibit at Texas Quilt Museum
Gorgeous antique quilts from a storied collection, and quilts featuring butterflies are the subjects of two new exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum in La …

Continue Quilting on your Summer Vacation!

July 29, 2014 – 4:32 pm | Edit Post
Quilting This Summer

Few things cause the heart to go pitter patter like the words “summer vacation”!
By Rose Ann Cook
What’s a quilter to do when she realizes that she will be traveling to her destination and may not …

The Scoop on Historic Quilts in McKinney

June 18, 2014 – 1:30 am | Edit Post

McKinney Quilter and Historian Carolyn Miller is sharing her knowledge and expertise with quilters at Happiness is Quilting in McKinney.
Carolyn, an avid collector, presents at the shop monthly, and her lectures are beautifully illustrated with …

Quilt Depicts The Last Supper

March 4, 2014 – 3:03 am | Edit Post
Last Supper Quilt Exhibit

“The Supper” quilt by Don Locke, D.D.S. of Waxahachie, was displayed at The Jefferson Regional Quilt Alliance’s Quilts on the Bayou Show in Jefferson in January.  It was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” and contains …

Cleaning and Decorating for Spring!

February 14, 2014 – 6:58 pm | Edit Post
Table Cloth Quilt

by Rose Ann Cook
While much of the country is deep in the throes of winter’s sleet and snow, Texas is blessed in that we can toss open our windows early and welcome the freshness of …

Tea Mail – Texas Quilters

October 23, 2013 – 3:35 pm | Edit Post
Quilter Crafter

Hi Tea in Texas, Thanks for your support last year, we had a blast! Kathy Sellstrom (purple shirt) was our “announcer” over the intercom for the day.
Sandy Welch and Renee Ledbetter stood in front of …

Quilting Helps Preserve French Heritage In Louisiana

October 16, 2013 – 4:42 pm | Edit Post
Quilting Group Preservers French Heritage

by Stephanie Miller
Quilting has a way of bringing people together and inspiring community.
And that’s what’s happening with “Les Courdres Point” Quilting Circle in South Central Louisiana, where a group of women are learning the art …