Wednesday, May 28, 2014

American Quilter - July

pieced quilt, c. 1865, Kentucky - one of six quilts included in AQ
Hooray! American Quilter, the magazine of the American Quilter's Society (AQS) of Paducah, Kentucky is here. And guess who's in it?


Not just me. I am very happy to share space on the contributor's page with none other than my fellow "Double Knit Twin" Victoria Findlay Wolfe!


Last year, Generation Q Magazine published a feature about our love for polyester double-knit quilts, dubbing us the Double Knit Twins. We met around the same time at Quilt Market in Portland, but had been Facebook friends for a while, since before we were "quilt famous" - LOL!


Back to American Quilter: Victoria wrote an article about how to make a lovely floral star quilt called Dances with Flowers, and my article is called "Kentucky Beauties". It's about a group of very fine Kentucky quilts in my collection, and was written especially for the Kentucky-based magazine.


Before the design was known as "New York Beauty" - a 1930s name from Mountain Mist - it originated in places like Kentucky, where some of the very finest early examples were made.

oh yes, these early Kentucky quilts are SO fine!
The article includes six examples, and it's wonderful to see them together as a group. So, pick up a copy of American Quilter and check it out! Kudos to Victoria and all the other contributors. Thank you to Contributing Editor Kathie Kerler for encouraging me to write for American Quilter, and to Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy for a job very well done!

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  1. Can't wait for mine to arrive in the mail!

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    1. It's great, and you can see some more detail on the front cover of that stunning Best of Show quilt by Ted Storm.

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  2. HA, I love the Double Knit Twins name and being quilt famous!

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    1. heh-heh - the quilt world is a funny place sometimes!

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  3. That is exciting! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you, it's an honor to be the custodian of these quilts, and I hope the makers would be happy to know they were being seen and enjoyed by so many people.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a fun piece to write, tailor-made for the publication. That's my best approach to this group of quilts, since so much has already been written about it.

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  5. HYSTERICAL!!! I just FB'd you the pic of us, again as nearly twins, and here you already posted the same thing... Great minds, I tell ya! Just read your New York Beauty article... very cool! Well done, Twinzie!

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    1. I remember growing up, it used to be a bad thing to have a last name at the end of the alphabet. Now it's a complete win! Loved your article, too, and such a beautiful quilt!

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