Along the Spice Route

Returning crusader knights brought with them treasure chests not filled with jewels, but cinnamon, ginger, and peppercorns. The story of spices, some 5000 years old, is also the history of trade and commerce. The American continent would not have been discovered as early had it not been for the European desire to break the Arab traders' spice monopoly.

"Along the Spice Route" features 41 wall quilts depicting artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. The exhibit offers an opportunity to discover the spices´ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world´s cultural heritages.

Organized by Ann Reardon and Paula Golden.


Exhibit Schedule



Quiltfest Destination Savannah March 26-29, 2015.

Sewing EXPO Schaumburg IL Sewing Expo April 9 - 11, 2015

Sewing EXPO Worcester, MA Sewing Expo April 16 - 18, 2015

Denver National Quilt Festival X  April 30 - May 2, 2015

World Quilt Show - New England XIII   August 13-16, 2015

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXII September 13-16, 2015

Sewing Expo Fredricksburg, VA Oct 1 - 3, 2015

Center for the Arts, Manassas,  Manassas, VA November 5 - December 16, 2015,


Sewing Expo:

Atlanta is March 10, 11 & 12, 2016

Lakeland is March 17, 18 & 19, 2016

Cleveland is March 31 - April 1 & 2, 2016

Virginia Quilt Museum  May 5 - August 27, 2016 

Sewing Expo Minneapolis November 10-12, 2016


Texas Quilt Museum   Spring 2017

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum ~November 2017 - 30 January 2018


Christine Landenburger Adams
Rockville, MD

Melissa M. Barnhart
Christiansburg, VA

Mary Beth Bellah     
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kris A. Bishop
Woodbridge, Virginia

Sally Tilson Carter                                  
Lexington, VA

Linda Thomas Cooper
Burke. VA

Meggan Czapiga, Ph.D.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Sandy Curran
Newport News, VA

Annabel Ebersole
Williamsburg, VA                         

Ellie Flaherty
Falls Church VA

Elizabeth Gibson
Herndon, VA

Gwen E. Goepel
Floyd, VA

Paula Golden
Blacksburg, VA

Peg Green
Sarasota, FL

Jill Jensen
Lynchburg, VA

Bunnie Jordan
Vienna, VA

Rosalyn M. Lester, PhD
Blacksburg, VA

Alicia Cox MacWright
Charlottesville VA

Kathy M. McLaren
Manassas, VA

Anita McClintock McLarin
Philadelphia, PA

Judy Madigan
Blacksburg, VA

Dabney Harfst Narvaez
Reston VA

Carole A. Nicholas
Oakton, VA

Nancy Oldham
Salem VA

Starla Phelps
Alexandria, VA

Patricia A. Powers    
Lynchburg, VA

Susan L. Price
Springfield, VA

Yolonda Ann Reardon
Sanabel, FL

Carol Ann Robertson
Schuyler, VA

Ricki Smith Selva
Scott Air Force Base, IL

Kathryn P. Sevebeck
Blacksburg VA

Pam Shanley
Radford, VA

Karen Starnes
Winston Salem, NC

Priscilla Stultz
Fairfax. VA

Jo  Lee  Tarbell
Charlottesville, VA

Phyllis Montgomery Tarrant
Matthews, NC 28105

Karin Tauber
Blacksburg, VA

Beth Wiesner
Woodbridge, VA

Paula Golden
Teacher of the Year
The Professional Quilter Magazine
2095 Plank Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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