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.
Bring your own quilt for an entertaining, educational, unique and fun program? I would love the opportunity to come and talk with your group about your own quilts. In addition to sharing some fascinating things about your quilts. I will also have information about the care and storage of quilts, some facts about quilt appraisals, the etiquette of ‘gifting’ quilts and answer questions about your quilted treasures.
Please contact me to set up a program or a possible appraisal day.
We will bust myths and historical inaccuracies from the 1600's to today. If it's on the internet, it must be true? Right?
Learn about the seven sisters from Sweden and their quilts. A trunk show of several quilts, their patterns, and history. A good story of the early immigrants to America.
A short program regarding quilts that are not ready for "prime time". A look at pieces that give us a light-hearted view of their construction with the attitude that "done" is better than not at all.
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. The folded log cabin technique will be discussed and taught.
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.