Escape the Cold at World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm BeachThe World Quilt Show will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida November 13 -15, 2009. There will be over 400 quilts from 10 countries on display. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Admisssion is $12.00

Visit www.worldquilt.com for more information.

Jazz Quilt Exhibit Extended to September 15

Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook shown with God Bless the Child.

Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook shown with God Bless the Child.

The exhibit, Jazz! Art Quilts in Performance that showcases the  quilts of Marlene O’Bryant Seabrook, has been extended. Formerly scheduled to close July 31st, the exhibit will now remain on display until September 15, 2009 at the Avery Research Center in Charleston, SC.

I took a day trip to Charleston last week to see the exhibit. I was lucky enough to get a personal tour from Marlene who is shown here with her quilt God Bless the Child. This quilt was inspired by a song of the same name by Billie Holiday.

The quilts are fun and educational. In addition to enjoying the quilts, I learned a lot about jazz. Also included in the exhibit are jazz themed post cards creaated by members of the African American Quilters online group.

 A catalog of the exhibit is available in the gift shop for $10.00. It will make a wonderful addition to your  quilt library.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday

Sisters OregonThe very popular and unique Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is this Saturday. It occurs each year on the second Saturday in July in Sisters, Oregon. This quilt show is unique in that all the quilts are exhibited outside.

Visit the web site for more information.

Quilters’ Travel Companion is a Must Buy

Quilter's Travel CompanionQuilters love quilts and they are willing to travel to see them. Most quilters include a trip to the local quilt store in their vacation planning. The Quilter’s Travel Companion has been an invaluable resource for quilters for many years. Now much of the information is also on their web site and is updated regularly.  All traveling quilters need this book.

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