A program about the construction, use, history and charm of the early Crazy Quilts. Also, a workshop on How to make a Crazy Quilt. Construction, techniques, methods, and materials. Kits are available.
A good Mothers Day Program! Stories and quilts from history as well as a Mother that is not so well known.
Showing and discussing quilts made using cigar silks, ribbons, cigarette felts, and quilt tops made from tobacco bags and tobacco premiums.
Participants bring their quilts, both old and new for discussion. We can talk about when, where and how it was made. Is it valuable? Is it a keeper?
We will bust myths and historical inaccuracies from the 1600's to today. If it's on the internet, it must be true? Right?
All the basics of quilting. The nature of fabric, to wash or not to wash? Fabric choices, fading, crocking, shrinkage. Storage and organizing tips.
Quilts from our past and present. An examination of trends, fabrics, dyes, patterns, quilting styles and some "What Was She Thinking"? quilts.
Some quits and a discussion of the quilts and their stories as well as a look at the Underground Railroad. Women of the North and the South.
The Isle of Man and the cats and quilts from that barren land. Also learn about "Joe the Quilter". Lecture and workshop. Kits available.
Appraising, Judging & Documentation of quilts. What happens at an appraisal? How does one judge a quilt show, what do you look for & what matters? Documenting a quilt, why and how? Good program for guilds!
Stories of our founding families from Priscilla Alden, Martha Washington, Betsy Ross, Dolley Madison and Frances Cleveland and their quilts.
Exploring examples of signature quilts and what they can tell us about genealogy, migrations and a definition of community. Autograph and Signature quilts.