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.
Should my quilt be documented?
Is my quilt worth appraising?
What does a judge look for at a quilt show? And a word of caution for quilt guilds.
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.
Hear a story about a Texas quilter, her quilts, her family and her story. What will your story be? Do you keep a record of the quilts you've made? Do you have a "stash'? Do you have a quilt collection? Hear Amy's solution to these questions.
Learn about the seven sisters from Sweden and their quilts. A bank robbery. A woman who loved to dance. A trunk show of several quilts, their patterns, and history. A good story of the early immigrants to America.
A case of quilts that begs these questions: Why did they make it like that? What happened here? Was this quilt an epic fail or a brilliant idea? Are there really no Quilt Police? A humorous look at some fun quilts like: Mary's original design? Cellulite; Tired of binding?; One in every bunch. Quilt Police. A Horse's View. Humility, and more.
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.
Lecture & Workshop
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.
Let's talk about how to care for your quilt. How do I repair an old quilt? If I do, does it decrease in value? Should I dry clean or wash? How to restore a quilt. How to protect a new quilt.
Some quilts may have a secret message that has been stitched into them. What do these messages mean? Lecture and trunk show of quilts that may, or may not have something to say?
Exploring examples of signature quilts and what they can tell us about genealogy, migrations and a definition of community. Autograph and Signature quilts.