here with another in our Quilter's Bucket List series. I had the pleasure of
. Bill is a quilt collector, historian, and maker. He calls
himself a "Quilt Magnet." Just a quick
his website will explain why. Although, fair warning, there is no
such thing as a quick glance at his website. Get comfy before clicking. You'll
be there for a while.
What are you
working on now?
This year I am having exhibitions at the
Mountain Quilt Museum
and the Texas Quilt Museum.
I am continuing to collect, with an eye on the
1950s and anything that is unique and made of velvet.
Recently I had a successful exhibition of Hawaiian scrap quilts, revealing an undocumented tradition.
Creatively, I am doing some block printing on
fabric after taking a wonderful workshop with Valori Wells hosted by the Portland
Modern Quilt Guild.
Beauty Quilts is
at the Rocky Mountain
Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, and runs from July 28–October 25, 2016. The exhibit
will be at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas, from September 29–December 18, 2016.)
Do you have
a favorite quilt you've made?
Wild Eyed Susans, a small wool quilt
started in a retreat in Sisters.
I love this
little quilt! The details are fascinating—that touch of crochet in the stems—perfect!
Do you have
a favorite quilt you own (not made by you?)
Many. My collection now has more than 350 quilts
made between 1760 and the present day.
your Quilter's Bucket List?
I would like to display New York Beauty quilts in
forward to that some day—I'm just around the corner!
non-quilt related on your bucket list?
In February I had a heart attack, and since then I
have been eating healthy foods and slimming down. So my first goal is to be
healthy and live longer. There's a lot to do, so I need to stick around for a
I think this
needs to be #1 on everyone's bucket list! I'm glad you'll be sticking around
for a while. I appreciate your facebook posts where your healthy meals look so
for fun, here are some lightning round questions about your creative process.
Barefoot or shoes?
(See Bill's about page for more details.)
thanks so much for taking the time for our interview! Bill's new book (available now!) is
Modern Roots—Today's Quilts from Yesterday's Inspiration.
Heather Kojan is a quilt teacher, lecturer, and author living in Baltimore, MD. She's the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and a contributing author to
Classic Modern Quilts. You can read more about her quilting life on her blog www.heatherkojan.com.
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