Archive for 2013

Quilters Newsletter, December/January 2014

Posted by ewquilts on December 16, 2013 in Publications | No Comments

“Bent but Not Broken: Quilting in the Great Recession”by Mary Kate Karr-Petras The article features my quilt “Rapture” (2011), completed during the 2010 US economic downturn as well as during the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake.

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Asparagus Soup

Posted by ewquilts on December 16, 2013 in Recipes | No Comments

Comfort for a cold winter’s day: the most wonderfully delicious and easy-to-make asparagus (my favorite vegetable) soup!  I find all the ingredients at my local Aldis, or you may already have them on hand. the recipe snap off the tough ends and add to compost bin you’re left with only the best part whirrr…whirrr…whirrr don’t […]

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January 18, 2014, The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America; Iowa State Historical Museum, Des Moines, IA

Posted by ewquilts on December 16, 2013 in Exhibits, Speaking Engagements, Video | No Comments

2:00PM – Please join me for a gallery talk in conjunction with The Sum of Many Parts exhibit.  The presentation will feature my video, A Piece of Me, a Q&A session, and the quilt I’m currently making with the lao bu (handwoven, indigo-dyed fabric) brought back from my trip to Shanghai (September, 2012).  Here is a […]

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Osa’s Casserole

Posted by ewquilts on November 25, 2013 in Recipes | No Comments

This recipe is from Osa, the late mother of one of my high school girlfriends, Sonja.  Her mother was a Norwegian native and made this whenever I would visit.  It’s good anytime of the year with chicken or turkey, but an especially nice way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.  The recipe is shown here in my […]

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Hair Clips: A Quilter’s Friend

Posted by ewquilts on November 11, 2013 in Special Tips | No Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve needed any safety pins, and even longer since I’ve had hair!  I was rifling through a storage drawer looking for safety pins (prepping two baby quilts for quilting), when I re-discovered a stash of hair clips.  They are such a great alternative to pins when finishing (hand-sewing) binding.  I had forgotten about […]

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Des Moines Register, September 2013

Posted by ewquilts on October 15, 2013 in Publications | No Comments

A&E: Quilt show brings common threads to Iowa Des Moines hosts national premiere of quilt show from China By Michael Morain If you haven’t seen hordes of needle-wielding visitors around town, you will soon. They’re heading this way for the American Quilter’s Society’s largest QuiltWeek ever, which opens Wednesday at the Iowa Events Center with […]

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Overshot

Posted by ewquilts on October 11, 2013 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) | No Comments

The inspiration (upper right in photo) – what I am guessing may be an overshot woven coverlet? (Photo from Tunestam’s Antiques in Mineral Point, Wisconsin) ~ October 2013 In process on the design board in my studio  Binding the quilt Taffy is not impressed Beautiful hand-quilting by Amish quilter On the bed Done! April 2015 Overshot is a […]

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October 4, 2013-January 31, 2014, The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America; State Historical Museum, Des Moines, Iowa

Posted by ewquilts on September 10, 2013 in Exhibits | No Comments

November 6, 2013, official opening of “The Sum of Many Parts” exhibit State Historical Museum, Des Moines, Iowa David Fraher, President & CEO, Arts Midwest Peter Capell, Board Chair, Arts Midwest   With Caroline Trumpold (IA), Patricia Lei Murray (HI) and son of the late Marguerite Cox With Caroline Trumpold of Middle Amana, Iowa   Patricia celebrates […]

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Class @ Home Ec Workshop, SEP 14 & 24, 2013

Posted by ewquilts on September 10, 2013 in Classes | No Comments

SATs SEP 14 & 24, 10A-1P, Home Ec Workshop, Iowa City Fun large-scale Chevron quilt (finished size ~60×70″).  Endless color combination possibilities.  (Suggested pairing: machine-quilting class taught by Codi Josephson – date TBD)

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Kater Bohnen (Dill Beans)

Posted by ewquilts on September 1, 2013 in Recipes | No Comments

This recipe is from a dear friend, a fellow quilter, and one of my “adopted” grandmothers, Caroline Trumpold, of Main Amana, Iowa.  Dill beans are a German treat to look forward to every summer, if you are fortunate enough to find fresh yellow wax beans.  This year I made them over Labor Day after stumbling […]

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