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Here’s a link to the article, in case you missed it. Cheers to Gayle Worland for picking it up!


During September and October, the finished Handmade Meaning quilt will be on view at Stitcher’s Crossing on 6122 Mineral Point Road in Madison. Their store hours are M-F: 9:30 – 6:00, Thu until 8:30, Sat: 9:30 – 5:00, and Sun: 12:00 – 4:00. Please stop down and admire our collective handiwork. Over 150 people participated in this project!

Creating this quilt would not have been possible without lots of help from volunteers. Stitcher’s Crossing helped to publicize the project, advised us on materials, and provided space to assemble the quilt. Andrea Miller spearheaded the project and developed the kit materials. Susan Bostian Young organized the quilt assembly, working with Karen Silvers, Cathi Manchester, and Beth Schmitz. Thanks to all of you and to our many embroiderers!

We are approaching the Wisconsin Historical Museum about the possibility of accepting the quilt into their collection. The museum’s process for considering acquisitions takes awhile, so we’ll have to wait and see. We will keep you posted!

Handmade Meaning

An exhibition investigating the connections between Victorian women's fancywork and contemporary Wisconsin craft. At the James Watrous Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, December 17, 2010-February 6, 2011.