QuiltCon 2020 featured new leadership, engaging speakers, vendors, and the best of modern quilting. Read our show recap for a vendor and quilt show trend report, interviews with new MQG leaders, information about future QuiltCon events, and more.
Maggie Thompson of Makwa Studio uses her knitwear to start conversations about Native-made fashion. Her 2020 business goals are her most ambitious yet.
Being in a PBS documentary like “Craft in America: QUILTS” is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Read behind the scenes experiences from several quilters featured in the episode before it airs on PBS.
Collaborations with like-minded brands can bring your creativity to new heights. Alyson Jon shares what it was like to create a custom embroidery piece for fashion brand Allbirds.
It’s Christmas all year round for The Ornament Girl, Staci Ann Lowry, who turned an old-fashioned hobby into a business creating handmade, no-sew, fabric-covered ornaments.
Who makes the quilts you see on tv? This is a question Lindsey Rhodes had often asked herself whenever she spied a beautiful quilt in the background of her favorite shows. A quilter can recognize fabrics and block patterns and know when something is not mass-produced. Lindsey came to discover the answer to her question in a serendipitous moment! Seven of her quilts were recently bought to be set dressing on Season 3 of the Netflix series Ozark.
Interweave is facing a very uncertain future. Its parent company, F+W, filed for bankruptcy in March and the search is on to find a buyer for the books division and the magazines by June. Now is a good time to take a moment to reflect on all that this company has given to the craft community over the past 44 years.