The Quilters Hall of Fame

The Quilters Hall of Fame The Quilters Hall of Fame is the only quilt museum located in the home of a world-renowned quilter.
The Quilters Hall of Fame features four exhibits per year for patrons to visit. The entry fee is $4 per person, $3 for students and seniors. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Jubilee Album by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, 2002. This quilt was the block of the month for Fons and Porter magazine, "L...
05/16/2019

Jubilee Album by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, 2002. This quilt was the block of the month for Fons and Porter magazine, "Love of Quilting" in 2003. See the whole quilt at The Quilters Hall of Fame through July 27, 2019.

CELEBRATION 2019 is July 18-20, 2019 in Marion, IN. Below are just some of the workshops and lectures that will be condu...
05/14/2019
Celebration 2019 | The Quilters Hall of Fame

CELEBRATION 2019 is July 18-20, 2019 in Marion, IN. Below are just some of the workshops and lectures that will be conducted.
Applique: Keeping it Real in the 21st Century with Cynthia Regone:
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Marion Public Library.
This lecture explores the possibilities of adding applique to enhance a pieced quilt top and borders. See how many applications there are for mixing pieced blocks with applique blocks. Applique does not have to be needle turned. Have you ever tried fusing a design, rough edge applique, or the very versatile freezer paper methods? Have you seen the quick and easy way of making templates using large Avery labels? Do you know the correct needles and thread to use when hand or machine stitching applique? All of these topics will be presented in this one-hour lecture. This lecture will also include at least two dozen applique quilts guaranteed to inspire even the most die-hard applique haters.
For a complete list of events visit our website at https://shop.quiltershalloffame.net/t/celebration-2019. We hope to see you in July

Come visit our new exhibit by sisters Pat Holly & Sue Nickels from May 14th - July 27th.  The quilts are exquisite!
05/14/2019

Come visit our new exhibit by sisters Pat Holly & Sue Nickels from May 14th - July 27th. The quilts are exquisite!

The Quilters Hall of Fame
05/10/2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame

A sneak peak at “Two of Us,” quilts by sisters Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, opening at The Quilters Hall of Fame May 14, 2019!

A sneak peak at “Two of Us,” quilts by sisters Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, opening at The Quilters Hall of Fame May 1...
05/09/2019

A sneak peak at “Two of Us,” quilts by sisters Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, opening at The Quilters Hall of Fame May 14, 2019!

The fun quilter in your life needs a garden brick at The Quilters Hall of Fame. Here are some suggestions for sayings on...
05/08/2019

The fun quilter in your life needs a garden brick at The Quilters Hall of Fame. Here are some suggestions for sayings on her/his brick:

"Fabric Addict"

"Too much fabric? Never said I"

"I re-live seams from the past"

"Lack of fabric is disturbing!"

"I was sewing when it wasn't cool"

"Just a material girl"

"Last words will be 'Fabric Sale!'"

Below is a link to our order form:

https://quiltershalloffame.net/brick-order-form/

The Quilters Hall of Fame
05/05/2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame

Only three more weeks until the Beginning Quilter Class with Joyce Hostetler!

Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 1, 2:00 - 5:00pm at The Quilters Hall of Fame. The cost of two afternoons of instruction is only $75 and includes a fabric kit.

Learn to make this original pattern, Star Crossed, using 9 patch and hourglass blocks in a finished size of 54" x 71." Participants will need to bring their own sewing machines and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper) and have a basic knowledge of sewing. We will provide rotary cutters, cutting mats, and rulers and a kit of fabric to work with.

Class #1 will cover fabric preparation, cutting, rotary cutter safety, use of rulers, accurate 1/4" seam, reading a quilt pattern, abbreviations, and working with fat quarters. Some sewing will be included in class #1.

Class #2 will provide more time for sewing, and a demo on quilting with a walking foot and finishing a quilt including measuring for backing and binding.

Registration is required, either on our website https://shop.quiltershalloffame.net/products/beginning-quilter-class-with-joyce-hostetler
or call us at 765-664-9333. There is only one seat open, so register today!

Only three more weeks until the Beginning Quilter Class with Joyce Hostetler!Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 1, 2:00...
05/04/2019

Only three more weeks until the Beginning Quilter Class with Joyce Hostetler!

Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 1, 2:00 - 5:00pm at The Quilters Hall of Fame. The cost of two afternoons of instruction is only $75 and includes a fabric kit.

Learn to make this original pattern, Star Crossed, using 9 patch and hourglass blocks in a finished size of 54" x 71." Participants will need to bring their own sewing machines and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper) and have a basic knowledge of sewing. We will provide rotary cutters, cutting mats, and rulers and a kit of fabric to work with.

Class #1 will cover fabric preparation, cutting, rotary cutter safety, use of rulers, accurate 1/4" seam, reading a quilt pattern, abbreviations, and working with fat quarters. Some sewing will be included in class #1.

Class #2 will provide more time for sewing, and a demo on quilting with a walking foot and finishing a quilt including measuring for backing and binding.

Registration is required, either on our website https://shop.quiltershalloffame.net/products/beginning-quilter-class-with-joyce-hostetler
or call us at 765-664-9333. There is only one seat open, so register today!

T.A. Stepanova shows a bit of Russian culture with her quilt "There are Women in Russian Villages." The beadwork Stepano...
05/03/2019

T.A. Stepanova shows a bit of Russian culture with her quilt "There are Women in Russian Villages." The beadwork Stepanova put into the headdress is impressive. Check out the rest of "Pieced Together: Patchwork Quilts From Russia" at The Quilters Hall of Fame. Admission is $4 per person, $3 for students and seniors.

Saturday, May 4, 11am- 2pm, Ukrainian Egg artist Carol Powers will be demonstrating the old world art of Pysanky, a wax ...
05/02/2019

Saturday, May 4, 11am- 2pm, Ukrainian Egg artist Carol Powers will be demonstrating the old world art of Pysanky, a wax and dye process of egg decorating. Admission will be FREE at The Quilters Hall of Fame, 926 S Washington Street, Marion, IN. This demonstration is in conjunction with the incredible Russian Quilt collection currently on display. Please join us for this fascinating event!

The Quilters Hall of Fame
05/01/2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame

Reaching across the table for a pin can be
inconvenient, especially when you can't
remember where you set them! Why not try a
ring pincushion to keep your pins right where
you need them? Available in our gift shop!

Reaching across the table for a pin can beinconvenient, especially when you can'tremember where you set them! Why not tr...
05/01/2019

Reaching across the table for a pin can be
inconvenient, especially when you can't
remember where you set them! Why not try a
ring pincushion to keep your pins right where
you need them? Available in our gift shop!

The Quilters Hall of Fame
04/28/2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame

Honoree Mary Schafer was born on this day in 1910. Her introduction to quilting is an interesting story. In 1956, Mary rescued a wet, sandy quilt from the trunk of her son's car. She cleaned and repaired the sorry-looking quilt in an attempt to save it and then recreated the quilt, adding her own border and quilting designs.

This seminal experience changed Mary's life. Though she was able to reproduce the beautiful old quilt, she could not find the pattern in any book or magazine. Once ignited, her curiosity about traditional quilts knew no bounds, thus launching her study and collecting of historic quilt patterns, as well as her creation of exquisitely stitched new quilts to honor them.

To learn more about Mary see her biography on our website: https://quiltershalloffame.net/mary-schafer/

Honoree Mary Schafer was born on this day in 1910. Her introduction to quilting is an interesting story. In 1956, Mary r...
04/28/2019

Honoree Mary Schafer was born on this day in 1910. Her introduction to quilting is an interesting story. In 1956, Mary rescued a wet, sandy quilt from the trunk of her son's car. She cleaned and repaired the sorry-looking quilt in an attempt to save it and then recreated the quilt, adding her own border and quilting designs.

This seminal experience changed Mary's life. Though she was able to reproduce the beautiful old quilt, she could not find the pattern in any book or magazine. Once ignited, her curiosity about traditional quilts knew no bounds, thus launching her study and collecting of historic quilt patterns, as well as her creation of exquisitely stitched new quilts to honor them.

To learn more about Mary see her biography on our website: https://quiltershalloffame.net/mary-schafer/

The Quilters Hall of Fame
04/26/2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame

Help us welcome our latest #TQHF inductees Marianne Fons and Liz Porter to Marion, IN, July 18-20. More info on our website: https://quiltershalloffame.net/celebration-2019/

Savannah Medallion designed and made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, 1999.

Help us welcome our latest #TQHF inductees Marianne Fons and Liz Porter to Marion, IN, July 18-20. More info on our webs...
04/26/2019

Help us welcome our latest #TQHF inductees Marianne Fons and Liz Porter to Marion, IN, July 18-20. More info on our website: https://quiltershalloffame.net/celebration-2019/

Savannah Medallion designed and made by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, 1999.

Need a new pincushion?  How about this cupcake pincushion in our gift shop?  It's sure to hit someone's sweet spot!
04/26/2019

Need a new pincushion? How about this cupcake pincushion in our gift shop? It's sure to hit someone's sweet spot!

Meet our latest inductees to #TQHF, Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. They teach others the art of quilting and have also wr...
04/21/2019

Meet our latest inductees to #TQHF, Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. They teach others the art of quilting and have also written several publications to share their passion with the world. We're excited to welcome them to Marion for induction July 18-20.

The American Quilt Study Group is looking for papers for the 2020 issue of their research journal, Uncoverings, edited b...
04/20/2019
Manuscript Guidelines – American Quilt Study Group

The American Quilt Study Group is looking for papers for the 2020 issue of their research journal, Uncoverings, edited by Dr. Janice E. Frisch.

The American Quilt Study group establishes and promotes the highest standards for interdisciplinary quilt-related studies, providing opportunities for study, research, and the publication of works that advance the knowledge of quilts and related subjects.

They are interested in papers that explore global patchwork and quilting traditions, both historical and modern. Papers that explore topics that influenced the global production of patchwork and quilting are also welcome, such as those that focus on technological changes, influences from other mediums, and impacts of historical and contemporary events. Ethnographic and historic research are both welcome.

Submissions should be complete papers with abstract and end notes (the journal uses the Chicago Note system and no bibliography). Papers should be between 4,500 and 9,000 words, inclusive of notes and must be submitted by June 1, 2019.

You do not have to be a member of the American Quilt Study Group to submit a paper, but you will have to join if your paper is selected. Authors of selected papers will also need to be able to attend the 2020 AQSG Seminar in Harrisonburg, VA (Sept. 9-14, 2020) to present their work. Paper presenters usually receive grants to offset registration, hotel, and travel costs for attending seminar.

Additional information on the submission process and the journal can be found here: https://americanquiltstudygroup.org/manuscript-guidelines/

If you have questions please contact the American Quilt Study Group at: [email protected]

The journal welcomes paper submissions by June 1 of each year, so please consider submitting next year if you are unable to meet this year's deadline.

Manuscript Guidelines Manuscript Guidelines The Submission Process Anyone (both members and non-members) may submit manuscripts for consideration for presentation at the annual seminar and publication in Uncoverings. If the author is not a member and her/his paper is selected s/he will need to join....

Come out of your shell and see our selection of quilting goods in our gift shop, including this pincushion turtle.
04/17/2019

Come out of your shell and see our selection of quilting goods in our gift shop, including this pincushion turtle.

Spring is here at Quilters Hall of Fame!  Brush off that winter gloom and visit our exhibit of Russian quilts.  Hope to ...
04/16/2019

Spring is here at Quilters Hall of Fame! Brush off that winter gloom and visit our exhibit of Russian quilts. Hope to see you soon.

Virginia Quilt Museum
04/14/2019

Virginia Quilt Museum

Here is the April quilt of the month! It’s a Barnum Tea Rose Variation Quilt c. 1915-1920 and the quilt maker is unknown. Have a great weekend everyone!

Spring is here!  This amazing quilt by L.I. Stepanova reminds us of the beauty of nature.  The crafting of the flowers i...
04/13/2019

Spring is here! This amazing quilt by L.I. Stepanova reminds us of the beauty of nature. The crafting of the flowers is simply wonderful. Look at the full quilt in our new Russian exhibit, on display now through May 11.

Texas Quilt Museum
04/12/2019

Texas Quilt Museum

This quilt is "Iris" (82" x 94"), 1944, artist unknown. From the collection of Lisa Erlandson. See it on display now as part of the "Southern Charm" exhibit!

The Collections Committee is at the museum today sorting and cataloguing new additions to our library!! Thank you, Dale,...
04/11/2019

The Collections Committee is at the museum today sorting and cataloguing new additions to our library!! Thank you, Dale, Mary Jane, Anna, and Regina!

Did you know that we're on Instagram?  Check us out @quiltershalloffame.
04/10/2019

Did you know that we're on Instagram? Check us out @quiltershalloffame.

Marie Webster. She was a fascinating woman who revolutionized the quilting world. At a time when women had few rights, W...
04/10/2019

Marie Webster. She was a fascinating woman who revolutionized the quilting world. At a time when women had few rights, Webster became a successful businesswoman by selling patterns, kits, and quilts.

She also wrote the first ever book on quilt history, Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them. At The Quilters Hall of Fame, you can see pieces that Marie Webster made, walk through the garden that inspired her famous floral patterns, and see some of the original pieces in the house.

The Quilters Hall of Fame commemorates Marie Webster and her work by hosting our exhibits in Webster's house and educating people on the history of quilting.

To learn more, visit The Quilters Hall of Fame.

Hostess House
04/06/2019

Hostess House

Great visit today from a bus of quilters today from northern Indiana! They enjoyed their trip today to the Quilters Hall of Fame and lunch at the Hostess House.

Look at this quilt by L.I. Stepanova!  The quilt, titled "Looking Into Eternity," is made of cotton, organza and thermal...
04/05/2019

Look at this quilt by L.I. Stepanova! The quilt, titled "Looking Into Eternity," is made of cotton, organza and thermal printing. What a unique take on classic works! You can examine the rest of the quilt as well as the rest of the Russian exhibit more closely by stopping by #TQHF.

We had 45 smiling faces at The Quilters Hall of Fame this morning! Thanks for visiting us! And thanks to Calico Point, G...
04/04/2019

We had 45 smiling faces at The Quilters Hall of Fame this morning! Thanks for visiting us! And thanks to Calico Point, Goshen, (http://www.calicopoint.com/) for organizing the trip!

Did you know that The Quilters Hall of Fame has an extensive library, which is open to the public? If you want to do som...
04/03/2019

Did you know that The Quilters Hall of Fame has an extensive library, which is open to the public? If you want to do some research on quilting and quilt history, come browse our library.

Five members of the Marie Webster Quilt Guild visited the International Quilt Festival in Chicago on Saturday.  I especi...
03/31/2019

Five members of the Marie Webster Quilt Guild visited the International Quilt Festival in Chicago on Saturday. I especially wanted to view Karen Alexander and Anne Dawson's exhibit called "1876 Centennial Quilt Project". All the reproductions of the original antique quilt are quite lovely. Here are some of the reproduction quilts and the original. All the quilts were spectacular. There was a beautiful exhibit from SAQA called "SAQA: Metamorphosis", and vendors galore, exhibits, demonstrations and LOTS of people. Hopefully, TQHF can have the Centennial Quilt Project exhibit at the museum in the near future.

The little quilting elves have been hard at work.  You can find this turtle pincushion and other quilt-related products ...
03/28/2019

The little quilting elves have been hard at work. You can find this turtle pincushion and other quilt-related products in our gift shop.

Beginning Quilter Class with Joyce Hostetler!Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 1, 2:00 - 5:00pm at The Quilters Hall o...
03/27/2019

Beginning Quilter Class with Joyce Hostetler!

Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 1, 2:00 - 5:00pm at The Quilters Hall of Fame. The cost of two afternoons of instruction is only $75 and includes a fabric kit.

Learn to make this original pattern, Star Crossed, using 9 patch and hourglass blocks in a finished size of 54" x 71." Participants will need to bring their own sewing machines and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper) and have a basic knowledge of sewing. We will provide rotary cutters, cutting mats, and rulers and a kit of fabric to work with.

Class #1 will cover fabric preparation, cutting, rotary cutter safety, use of rulers, accurate 1/4" seam, reading a quilt pattern, abbreviations, and working with fat quarters. Some sewing will be included in class #1.

Class #2 will provide more time for sewing, and a demo on quilting with a walking foot and finishing a quilt including measuring for backing and binding.

Registration is required, either on our website https://shop.quiltershalloffame.net/products/beginning-quilter-class-with-joyce-hostetler
or call us at 765-664-9333. Space is limited, so register today!

L.I. Stepanova created this beautiful quilt titled "In A Spring Mood." She's from a Russian town called Ivanovo. Her com...
03/26/2019

L.I. Stepanova created this beautiful quilt titled "In A Spring Mood." She's from a Russian town called Ivanovo. Her combination of colors and stitchwork allow each piece of silk thread, organza and felt to flow seamlessly together. It's truly a work of art. The exhibit will be open until May 11.

Today is Honoree Jean Ray Laury's Birthday!The quilt Jean made for a class project at Stanford in 1956 launched her care...
03/22/2019

Today is Honoree Jean Ray Laury's Birthday!

The quilt Jean made for a class project at Stanford in 1956 launched her career. This quilt, which she named Tom's Quilt for her four-year-old son, featured bold colors and graphic images that would appeal to any child: an ice cream cone, a train, a birthday cake, the sun, flowers, children playing, and a host of other visions.

In 1982, Jean began writing her column, "Keeping it All Together," for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, followed by her "Talking it Over" series in 1984, which delivered her supportive advice with a sense of humor... Jean enjoyed a special rapport with young mothers, who face difficulties allowing their creativity to flourish while caring for their families. Her book, the highly regarded "The Creative Woman's Getting-It-All-Together at Home Handbook," published in 1977, was directed at this group of women.

A pioneer herself, Jean Ray Laury was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in 1982. She was honored by the San Francisco Women's Foundation and received a California State Arts commission grant and the Fresno Women Making History Award. In 1997, Jean received the Silver Star Award, presented by Quilts, Inc. at Houston's International Quilt Festival.

After retiring (her husband laughs at the use of that term) she took commissions and wrote fiction, including work on a quilter's memoir, called "Growing Up in Doon: The 1930s." Before it could be published she died of respiratory complications on March 2, 2011. Through her quilts, her writing, and her teaching, Jean Ray Laury truly inspired thousands of women to express their own creativity.

This excerpt taken from a biography written by Elizabeth Palmer-Spilker. See the entire bio on our website: https://quiltershalloffame.net/jean-ray-laury/

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926 S Washington St
Marion, IN
46953

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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