Quilting

Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

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With Quilt Week underway in Paducah bringing in over 30,000 quilters and visitors, Mayfield's Ice House Gallery has special hours and is showing the work of a regional group of quilters called The Piecemakers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Lou Ann Philpot of Murray, whose "Bride's Quilt," created last year, greets gallery visitors.

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If you're loving the quilt patterns that seem to be showing up on buildings here and there throughout the region lately, we find out more about their genesis with Judi Little of Murray on Sounds Good.  She also describes her new booklet, Barn Quilt Trail of Calloway County and the push behind the Tumblr blog murrayquilttrail.com, which chronicles quilt pattern sightings around the area like the one above. 

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There's lots of traffic in Paducah because 2014's American Quilters Society Quilt Week is underway through Saturday. Winners were announced Wednesday night and you can see these remarkable works of art at aqsshows.com. Bonnie Browning is the Executive Show Director, and has been for many years, as well as being a quilter and author in her own right. She and Kate Lochte outline the attractions and logistics for visitors on Sounds Good.

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The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

As the region gears up for Quilt Week, Murray Girl Scout Troop 1154 craft quilt blocks in a journey of story telling. In this Youth Radio Project Production, the girls and Scout leader Jennifer Bryson describe the project and the meaning within in their designs.


Here's your opportunity to give that old, torn up quilt a new lease on life. Alabama dollmaker, painter and ceramicist Sunny Carvalho chats with Kat Lochte about her thread drawing and crazy girl painting workshops at Ephemera Paducah, Friday and Saturday (January 17 and 18). 

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LowerTown's Caryl Bryer Fallert celebrates 30 years of making innovative quilts by creating 30 new works for the exhibit opening with a reception this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Quilt Museum.  We meet the artist during Sounds Good. Her exhibit is titled "Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years" and includes thirty luminous art quilts created just for this exhibit by the Elgin, Illinois native and LowerTown resident. 

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Kate Lochte meets Judy Schwender of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah to learn more about the exhibit of Civil War Era Quilts. This exhibit is open through October 8, featuring quilts made while the nation was being torn apart, from Arlan and Pat Christ's collection. Schwender talks about a few of the stand-outs, including quilts made by men of the Civil War era, and also how quilt-making has become popular in modern Japan.

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