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Road’s Fall Cruise Faculty: Meet Award Winning, Modern Quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe, founder of the New York City Modern Quilt Guild and winner of QuiltCon 2013 Best of Show for her quilt, Double Edged Love, was introduced to Roadies at Road to California 2015. She was the curator of the Special Exhibit, Double Wedding Ring Challenge, partnered with Simplicity and Interweave Magazine.

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Victoria was born in rural Minnesota and learned to sew and quilt practically as an infant. Both her mother and grandmother were quilters and her father, a farmer, also had an upholstery business. A graduate of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, she landed in New York City in 1994 and has never left.  

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In addition to her business making custom quilt commissions, Victoria is a fabric & thread designer, author of the books, Double Wedding Ring Quilts and 15 Minutes of Play and was the Modern Contributor to Quilt Life magazine.Victoria Findlay Wolfe

In 2010, Victoria started Bumble Beans BASICS, an ongoing quilt drive bringing quilts to homeless families being put back into transitional housing in the NYC metro area. Through this outreach program, over 3000 quilts have been made and donated from quilters all over the world.Bumble  bee Basics

Road to California welcomes Victoria Findlay Wolfe as one of the faculty for Road’s New England Fall Foliage Qult Cruise September 27-October 5, 2015. On the cruise, Victoria will be teaching two classes. She will be sharing her method of improvisational piecing from 15 Minutes of Play, helping students “play” with their design skills while learning to combine colors and prints in new ways. In her other class, time will be spent learning how to sew together the pieces of a Double Wedding ring so that students can conquer this beautiful quilt.

There are only a few spots left on Road’s fall cruise and to experience Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s fun way of quilting. Will you be sailing away with us?


2014 Special Exhibit: Best of QuiltCon 2013

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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That was how the  popular special exhibit, Best of QuiltCon 2013 was described.  The exhibit featured quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild’s inaugural show, Quilt Con 2013._i4c3470pg

QuiltCon is the international conference and show held in Austin, Texas, by and for The Modern Quilt Guild. It is the biggest modern quilting event of its kind, bringing together top modern quilting instructors and attendees from around the world. The event includes a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures, and workshops. Held every two years, the next QuiltCon is scheduled for February 19-22, 2015._i4c3472pg

The Road exhibit offered attendees the chance to see up close the work of eighteen amazing modern quilters. Included in the display was a quilt awarded one of QuiltCon 2013’s three highest prizes. The Local Quilt, created by Carolyn Friedlander, won Best Machine Quilting.   _i4c3469pg

Road was delighted to be able to showcase these quilts and show support for the modern quilting movement.