International Women's Day: How Quilters Challenge Creativity

Mar 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting History, GO! Getter

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March is National Women's History Month and March 8th marks International Women's Day, a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Not all quilters are women, but many amazing women use the craft to to support each of those very accomplishments. Quilting is an incredible art which means that it speaks volumes about the world around us as well as the artist who create them. From themed pieces with commentary to scrappy throws made of upcycled materials, quilts are just as social, economic, cultural and political as the women who help make them. We asked the women of our GO! Getters team to tell us how they challenge their quilting and the quilter status quo in 2021. 

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Memorial Day: Sewing Together the Fabric of Our History

May 22, 2020 9:06:45 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in patriotic, Quilting History

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Memorial Day, first observed in 1868, honors United States' soldiers who lost their lives in war. This year might be a little different as we continue to keep our distance for safety and health, but we can still tell the stories of our past. Today, I'm sharing with you one of my own family stories and want to encourage you to share your own. If you have a story to share, leave a comment here or on our Facebook or Instagram!

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Mother's Day Quilting Stories that Honor Our Craft

May 9, 2020 10:42:58 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting History, Mother's Day, QuarantineQuilting

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Depending on when you read this, Mother's Day is approaching or already here and what better way to honor the women who are a part of and influenced our quilting journey than by telling their stories. We created a Mother's Day Facebook event page where we asked quilters and quilt-lovers to tell us about their introduction to the art of sewing/making and how they are passing their passion on. We received so many amazing pictures and anecdotes of quilt histories and quilting experiences. Warm your heart with these anecdotes while we're safely social distancing.

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Celtic Quilts: Tying Together Knotwork Traditions

Mar 17, 2019 6:45:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting History, St. Patrick's Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Before you get to pinching, check out these interesting facts about some of our favorite associations with Irish culture: Celtic Quilts. You might be surprised by the history behind these timeless patterns! 

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