Go Tell It! Interviews from QuiltCon

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Findlay Wolfe, Gering and Knauer Interviews

Seven new interviews for the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! project were conducted at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, February 21-24. Go Tell It! is a new Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers and quilt lovers gather. The protocol for Go Tell It! is brief and personal: one person talking about one quilt in front of one video camera for three minutes, recording the most essential and compelling details of the quilt according to the “teller.”

We were so proud to document and preserve stories from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Jacquie Gering and Thomas Knauer at the first-ever QuiltCon. Read the full press release here.

QuiltCon Best in Show winner Victoria Findlay Wolfe (New York, New York) talks about her quilt Double Edged LOVE.

Jacquie Gering (Chicago, Illinois) tells the story of her quilt, Bang You’re Dead.

Thomas Knauer (Utica, New York) tells about his quilt, In Defense of Handmade.

Let us know what you think about this new project. Leave comments here, on our Youtube channel or Facebook page.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

Winners of the Quilt Alliance Scavenger Hunt at QuiltCon

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Thanks to everyone who played the Quilt Alliance Scavenger Hunt at QuiltCon! All those who submitted a completed form at the show received a special quilt label, a measuring tape compliments of our friends at Fairfield, a Q.S.O.S. tote bag and were entered to win one of six copies of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics. This landmark nine-part documentary series comes in a two-DVD set that includes 9 episodes and 7 bonus features.

Why Quilts Matter DVD sets were generously donated by Shelly Zegart, executive producer and host for the series and co-founder of The Kentucky Quilt Project and the Quilt Alliance.

And the winners are…
Jolie Maxtin of Fort Worth, Texas
Rebecca Shields of Houston, Texas
Jody Sullivan of Pound Ridge, New York
Susan Martin of Mounds View, Minnesota
Leona McCann of Merlo Park, California
Becky Glasby of Paducah, Kentucky

Thanks to everyone who played and visited with us at QuiltCon, and congratulations to the winners! Please share your good news and help spread the word about the Quilt Alliance and Why Quilts Matter.

And stay tuned for upcoming Scavenger Hunts that everyone can play online!

Quilt Alliance Scavenger Hunt at QuiltCon

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If you’re headed to Austin for QuiltCon next week (Feb. 21-24), come see us in the Quilt Alliance booth (#107). We’ve created a special Scavenger Hunt to introduce you to projects like Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories and The Quilt Index. And everyone who plays will receive one of our brand new Quilt Alliance quilt labels (below) and a chance to win an even bigger prize.

labelimageJust download the Scavenger Hunt form before you leave home or come by our booth (#107) to pick one up. Then use the Quilt Alliance and Quilt Index websites to find the answers. Answer the questions and bring your form, including your contact information, to our booth at QuiltCon during show hours. All those who submit a completed form will receive a special quilt label in our booth and be entered to win one of six copies of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics, a landmark nine-part documentary series. This two-DVD set includes 9 episodes and 7 bonus features.

Generously donated by Shelly Zegart, executive producer and host for the series and co-founder of The Kentucky Quilt Project and the Quilt Alliance. All winners will be announced the week of February 25 here and on the Quilt Alliance Facebook page. Prizes will be mailed to winners the same week.

Here are a few shortcuts to give you a head start, the search pages for The Quilt Index (www.quiltindex.org/search.php) and the Q.S.O.S. search page (www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/qsos/advanced.php).

Happy hunting!