Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Series of Honoree Articles

New Series of Honoree Articles on TQS!

In January The Quilt Show (Alex Anderson/Ricky Tims-TQS) invited TQHF to do aa series of articles about the Honorees of The Quilters Hall of Fame. They call it their Quilt Pioneers Series.

Click here, then look in the right hand corner of the page that opens for the box that says "select a category". Click on that. A menu will open and give you a list. Select "Quilting Pioneers" from the menu to see all the articles about the Honorees.

To date Florence Peto (Jan), Ruth Finley (Feb) and Dr. William R. Dunton (March) have been covered. We are very grateful for this opportunity to share the stories of our Honorees with a broader public and hope you will visit their website to check them out.

Alex and Ricky also started filming a series of interviews of those whom they select as Quilt Legends. Their first two choices (Jinny Avery and Jinny Beyer) also happen to be HONOREES of TQHF! Ricky and Alex go right into the homes of both Jinny Avery and Jinny Beyer and film them on the spot. What a privilege to see these two Honorees in their own environment.

The Avery interview is included when you purchase Series One from The Quilt Show and the Jinny Beyer interview is included in their Series Three. These interviews were not made by TQHF nor are they sold by TQHF. However, we wanted to make quilters and quilt historians aware of the existence of these interviews.

Another wonderful source of video interviews of both Jinny Avery and Jinny Beyer are the interviews conducted by the The Alliance for American Quilts Quilt Treasures project, one of many wonderful projects of The Alliance for American Quilts. Click on the highlighted Quilt Treasures link to explore more information about both Avery and Beyer as well as The Alliance's other Quilt Treasures.

Seven other Honorees are also featured in The Alliance's Quilt Treasures project: Cuesta Benberry; Joyce Gross; Jean Ray Laury;Bonnie Leman; Yvonne Porcella; Bets Ramsey and Mary Schafer. Do watch all of them!


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