Looking for Inspiration?

A Few Suggestions from all over the Quilting/Crafting World – Barbara Hull

Some items listed last month are still ongoing, but here are a few more for your enjoyment.

MARCH 2021:

Sites for Learning New Skills

Kellie Willie offers classes to go with her miniatures lecture. Participate via our March meeting. 

Global Quilt Connection New showcases offer more teachers for quilt guilds as well as direct to quilters. Several well-known artists are featuring new classes with topics to be offered later in 2021. Each showcase is posted. Take a look!   GlobalQuiltConnection.com

iQuilt American Quilter’s Society sponsors classes.  Membership not required. 

Road@Home May 21-23, 2021. The recently completed online Road to California Show has announced another online edition this spring. Details and sign up at Road to CA


Manhattan Quilters Guild: Two exhibits from the Manhattan Quilters Guild at Concordia College in Bronxville. “40 X 40 AT 40” and “Mask Momentum” links via website Manhattan Quilters Guild

Recycling with Love
Recycled Fabrics Become “Ugly Quilts” for Homeless – You Oughta Know (2020) – YouTube

Woven Sewn HomeCroton Free Library – Current Exhibitions


Whitney Museum of American Art: “Making, Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019” at the Whitney has been extended through 2021. 

American Folk Art Museum: “Explore the Collection” at the American Folk Art Museum. Choose “Textiles” and search “Quilts” to find your favorites. My fav: Log Cabin Quilt, Courthouse Steps Variation – Results – Search Objects – eMuseum (folkartmuseum.org) Thank you, Mr. Steinberger.

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
“Exploring Textiles: Girl Scouts Visit the Met” 2016 blog entry from the Ratti Center (metmuseum.org)
“Sunday at The Met—Behind the Scenes: Antonio Ratti Textile Center and the Department of Textile Conservation”   (metmuseum.org)

Kaffe Fassett’s Exhibition via YouTube:
Eye Candy from YouTube 2017.11.20 Kaffe Fassett’s, Exhibition, “Colour at Mottisford”
Abbey, UK 2017.11.20 Kaffe Fassett’s, Exhibition, “Colour at Mottisford” Abbey, UK –

National Quilt Museum: 2021 Exhibition Flipbook

The Museum at FIT:  Explore an array of exhibitions online.

Visions Art Museum San Diego: Virtual Tour – Visions Art Museum

Industry News

Subscribe to Meg Cox’s free newsletter “Quilt Journalist Tells All”

Read Scott Fortunoff’s latest “Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive” blog on the process of acquiring another fabric company. Welcome Fabric Fans!  

The Quilted SUV:  Tulsa woman creates quilted cover for her SUV.  TulsaWorld.com


Creative Sparks Online Learning – sponsored by the C&T Publishing Company. This site offers various craft classes for sewists and quilters. Visit https://creativespark.ctpub.com to view classes and to register. Some featured quilt instructors: Cindy Grisdela, Laura Wasilowski and Becky Goldsmith.

Our Member-at-Large and Sunshine & Shadows Co-Chair, Karen Gulotta, brings news of a Needle Craft Circle that anyone may join. Currently, the group is meeting every week on Wednesday at 1 pm, online, hosted by Hillside Public Library. To see the listing of dates, please go to www.hillsidelibrary.info. On the home page scroll down to the Events & Programs box (lower right) which will take you to Adult Programs then click on Arts & Crafts. There you will find dates and registration buttons for the Needle Craft Circle.

Bisa Butler: Portraits at the Katonah Museum of Art http://www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/virtualexhibitions/

Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day at the Fresno Art Museum. www.fresnoartmuseum.org  Use the virtual exhibition portal.

Contemporary Muslim Fashions and Willi Smith: Street Couture are documented at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. https://www.cooperhewitt.org/events/current-exhibitions/

Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama at the Cleveland Museum of Art https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/fashioning-identity-mola-textiles-panama

Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In Stitches: Contemporary Approaches to Needlework at the Racine Art Museum

Mandatory Color: SDA Annual Juried Member Exhibition. Mandatory Color Exhibition
Also check this page for virtual exhibitions curated by members. https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/online-exhibitions/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has extraordinary online resources. www.metmuseum.org Also, look for Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions, 1930-1942. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2020/art-for-the-community

Stay Connected to the Museum at FIT. The Museum at FIT has dozens of earlier exhibitions and videos online.   Learn about them at this link: https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/news/archive/2020/stay-connected.php

Cloth Roads: a Global Textile Marketplace has a list of fiber-related videos on their resources page. Inspiration for related crafts and future travels, too.     https://www.clothroads.com/resources/global-textile-events/

Textile Talks will continue into 2021. Link via https://quiltalliance.org/events/textile-talks/, as well as SAQA ad other co-sponsoring organizations. Older pieces on YouTube.

Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert.