Great Quilting Links

Here is a Sample of Organizations to Help and Inspire You: 

The American Quilter's Society’s website, www.americanquilter.com, offers a broad range of quilting resources, as well as events and education, including the quilt appraisers program and certification.

For information on the Canadian Quilters Association, and their upcoming events, check out www.canadianquilter.com.

www.centerforthequilt.org is part of the Alliance for American Quilts (www.quiltalliance.org), and provides an array of useful resources, including an “Ask the Experts” section, interviews with well-known quilters, and a quilting forum. Its 500 interviews with living quiltmakers is a "must read" along with streaming video of three of the most important documentaries ever made on American quilts and quilting. It also has a breadth of other facinating things to view and read.

The Quilt Index, www.quiltindex.org, is a founding project for the Alliance for American Quilts. It deals with quilting research, collections, and historic patterns. It is easy to search and beatifully illustrated with over 2000 images and records.

The International Quilt Association, www.quilts.org, supports a number of activities to promote quiltmaking, including an annual show of members’ work.

See the beauty of contemporary art quilts at the site of Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists, a group of over 100 artists in the San Francisco Bay area, at www.cqfa.org.

HGTV’s Quilting section is chock-full of great information, including quilting patterns, tips on care, quilting festivals and exhibits, and quilting history. HGTV’s series, Simply Quilts, is another great reference: http://www.hgtv.com/.

A Few Books to Whet your Appetite:

Your First Quilt Book (or It Should Be!) by Carol Doak – a wonderful introduction to quilting, including beginner projects.

Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs by Kaffe Cassett and Liza Prior Lucy shows what an artist’s eye for color can do with for your quilts.

A wide range of books from Eleanor Burns, focusing on particular patterns and time periods, including: Underground Railroad Sampler, Irish Chain in a Day, Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern, and Egg Money Quilts: 1930s Vintage Samplers.

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, by Peter Marzio, John Beardsley, William Arnett, Paul Arnett, Jane Livingston, and Alvia Wardlaw: an extraordinary book showcasing theses masterpieces of 20th century American art. 

There are literally thousands of suppliers of quilting patterns, fabrics, sewing notions, books, and more. Do a search on the Internet for quilting supplies, patterns, fabrics, and so on to find resources online or in your area. Also, Hancock Fabrics' quilting section is a good place to go for supplies, including batting and quilting frames.

An Important Topic - Copyrights

Want to know about how copyright laws impact your quilts, or use of patterns you find on the internet?  This may help you out. http://www.quilt.com/FAQS/CopyrightFAQ.html#An3

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