Neu Fibers

Quilts and Fiber Art by Julie Brown Neu

Thanks to the Cornerstone Quilt Guild

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to present my “Quilts in U.S. History” lecture to the Cornerstone Quilt Guild in Charlton, Mass. Not only did I see some stunning quilts during Show and Tell but one guild member also brought a top from 1876 from her collection to share. I mentioned a few things during […]

Thanks to the Quinobequin Quilters

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to deliver my “Quilts in U.S. History” lecture to the Quinobequin Quilters in Needham, MA.  The guild members asked some great questions and there were a few that I wasn’t able to fully answer in the moment that I wanted to follow up on: What led to the […]

2018 Goals

2018 is here and that means it is time to think about goals for the year. I have a list of quilts that I want to get done, and of course, there’s the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge, but I received a gift from dear friends that perfectly sums up what I hope to […]

2017 Year in Review

I started a new tradition last year of writing a year-in-review blog post after I ran across some others doing it.  I find the process of taking stock of the entire year to be a good reminder of just how much I actually did accomplish. American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge – I tackled the […]

Home, Sweet Home

I’ve finished the latest in my accidental protest series.  Entitled “Home, Sweet Home,” it is done in the style of a cross stitch wall hanging and hand quilted. But, the image of “home” is that of a UNHCR refugee tent like the ones currently housing Syrian refugees. The blue fabric matches the color used by […]

Light the World from Lyric Kinard

I was so touched by what Lyric Kinard wrote in her most recent newsletter that I wanted to share it (with permission): Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Ghandhi I have a simple message for you today. With turmoil and conflict everywhere, it is up to each of us to […]

Creative Play Newsletter Vol.2, Issue 5 – With Gratitude

November is apparently “Gratitude Month.”  I don’t remember when it was officially created, but I have seen announcements of that popping up more frequently over the last few years. With Thanksgiving occurring in a few weeks, “Gratitude Month” does make sense. So, I want to take the time to say that I am grateful to […]

Challenging Work

Today, I begin the task of gathering the name of each victim of the Las Vegas shooting to  create a new set of blocks for my Victims Quilt. As I type each one, I am looking at their photos and reading about who they were. I am reading about husbands who died shielding their wives and […]

art quilt of newspaper headlines from Las Vegas Shooting, overlaid with green gun sight image

Protest #6 – In Our Sights

I doubt this one needs a lot of explanation. It’s pages from The New York Times on October 3rd and 4th, 2017, overlaid with a gray sheer and quilted with black thread in concentric circles. The green gun sight image is appliqued on top. I used actual newspapers, knowing that this piece will wear over […]