The Quilt Show visits the RK Quilt Barn

The Quilt Show came to visit the RK Quilt Barn! I got to share what's so "unconventional and unexpected" about the quilts in my collections and the story of how I came to fall in love with quilts. In the episode, you'll also get to hear about quiltmakers Sue and Ashley Nickels. 

Episode 1808 airs on Sunday, April 10th, 2016. You can watch the trailer below. The episode will be available via The Quilt Show's website here.

Thank you to Shelly Heesacker and everyone else at The Quilt Show!

Tim Latimer: Unconventional & Unexpected in the midst of piecing some tops

Tim Latimer sat down to work on some new and improvised quilt tops. I loved seeing U&U in the middle of his quilting space, right where I want it to be. See his images below. So many vibrant colors!

I have one of his other books ‘The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950’ and this book completes the story. People often view quilting as nonexistent between the late 40’s and the quilt revival of the 70’s. This book shows that this was not the case. The nearly 150 quilts in this book are surprisingly improvisational, much like Jazz is to music. The notes are the same but they are played differently. It is a beautiful book and I highly recommend it.
— Tim Latimer