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October 21, 2008
The Kansas City Stars: A Quilting Legacy DVD chronicles the historical patterns that were published in The Kansas City Star between 1928 and 1961. Includes archival photographs and footage from the era. Barbara Brackman, Edie McGinnis, Barb Adams and Alma Allen, and Jeanne Poore are included on the DVD. Also included on the disk are 100 historic quilt patterns provided by The Electric Quilt Company, the No. 1 provider of quilting software.*
* Must have EQ5 or EQ6 software to use patterns.
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August 12, 2008
Last Wednesday marked the second filming for our DVD that will come out in September â€“ now titled The Kansas City Stars: A Quilting Legacy. This one had the same rustic feel as when we filmed at Barbara Brackmanâ€™s house â€“ we shot at the Legler Barn Museum in Lenexa, Kansas. The Legler Barn Quilters meet here on Wednesday mornings, and they were kind enough to let us film their group.
If you live in the area and havenâ€™t had the chance to visit the museum, you should. The barn itself was built in 1864 by Adam Legler. Today, the barn houses local history exhibits and rotating temporary exhibits. While we were there, the staff had a Lenexa Victorian Parlor set up, complete with furniture, books, photographs and a rug from the times. We did some filming in the parlor â€“ see if you can find the spot in the DVD when it comes out! They also had a Victorian bedroom set up, complete with a gorgeous quilt on the bed. We didnâ€™t do any filming in there, but it was beautiful to look at.
July 16, 2008
It was a full house at Barbara Brackmanâ€™s on Monday morning. Barb Adams, Alma Allen, Edie McGinnis and Barbara all gathered to be interviewed for a DVD project that will be coming out in September. There were also three â€“ Shane, Amanda, and Mike â€“ from the video production company, Wide Awake Films. And Doug and I, of course. Terry Thompson popped in to say hi. And letâ€™s not forget Dottie â€“ our mascot for the day â€“ Barbaraâ€™s little dachshund mix. Letâ€™s just say we were relieved it was a cool morning, and not the blazing 90 degree weather oft felt in July in KC.
June 12, 2008
Our wildly popular 2009-2010 calendar!
Barbara Brackman has taken 16 masterpiece paintings – from painters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, and Georges Seurat – and added something having to do with quiltmaking – a quilt or two, a sewing machine, patchwork clothing. As the introduction states:
Few art historians realize the importance of patchwork quilts to the great painters of the past. Barbara Brackman – who informs us she took several art history classes in her college years – reports the discovery of a group of previous unknown masterpieces. At Kansas City Star Quilts, we have a sneaking suspicion that she has also taken several classes in digital photo manipulation. But we are humoring her, and therefore present this calendar, which will amuse quilters and art lovers alike.