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To Be Visible Again: Philanthropy in Action

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

This was an unforgettable experience that reminded me of what philanthropy is all about - love of humanity, to care, to belong, to register one's presence regardless of one's life circumstance.

Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Slightly Frightening Quilts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

The world of textile art is an interesting place. We've seen knitted zines, woven pixels, Fiona Apple lyrics as tapestry and a very phallic take on fa...

Everything A Feminist Needs To Know About Quilting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

Quilting is a craft we usually associate with the American collective. Unless you have a mother, grandmother or other distant female relative who mast...

Natasha Trethewey Begins her Domestic Work as Poet Laureate

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

This month, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey officially began her stint as Poet Laureate of the United States. One of Trethewey's poems that I return to often is "Housekeeping."

Michael Cummings - 30 Years of Quilt-Making

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
Kyra E. Hicks


A Catalog of Quilts

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 05.09.2012 | Arts
Kyra E. Hicks

"I advise anyone considering making a catalog to go for it. 'Nothing beats the heck out of a failure, but a try.' It costs nothing to try it. I'd say make sure you take quality pictures of your work."

'Stitched' Brings Controversial Quilting Legends Together

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

"Behind every stitch, there is a story..." In Jena Moreno's new documentary, Stitched, we get an insider's view into the weird and wild world of......

What Making 100 Quilts in One Year For Lutheran World Relief Taught my Church Group

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Joan Brunwasser

I have been attending the evening quilting sessions at our church for almost two decades. In the early years, we might make 10 or 15 quilts a year. This year, our goal was to create 100 quilts.

Parentless Parents: Remembering Your Dad on Father's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Allison Gilbert

Father's Day can be particularly challenging if you've lost your dad. I'm a mom of two young children, and my father passed away when my son, our oldest, was just 18-months-old.

Major Quilt Exhibit Sponsored by American Folk Art Museum Opens in NYC

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

At a time when women did not have the right to vote, a quilt supporting a political viewpoint was as close as women would come to being able to have a political voice.

American Quilts as Art as Well as Documents of Politics and History

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kate Kelly

When we think of quilts, we tend to think of women making them from scraps of material to keep their families warm in drafty houses. The introduction of quilts to this country was actually quite different from this impression.