Stroll along with featured guests on the informal Quilt Walks. Share in their design ideas, how-to tips and delightful stories about the quilts, quilters and quilting as you walk through dazzling collections. FREE with your General Admission ticket.
Heritage Quilts Made Modern
The Heritage Quilts Made Modern exhibit consists of vintage quilt tops collected by Brenda Groelz from a variety of sources, from estate sales to Ebay auctions. Most of the quilt tops had multiple problems, which were tackled by these excellent longarm quilters, who were directed to “quilt it in a way that the original maker would never have dreamed”. We think those quilt makers would be proud of the collaboration. Read about the quilter’s thought process in designing the quilting in McCall’s Quilting Heritage Quilts Made Modern
, October 2014. Learn more about the quilters at HandiQuilter.com
Friday at 11:00am
Saturday at 1:30pm
Treasures from the Trunk
As a child I slept under a wonderful Double Wedding Ring quilt that was made during the 1930s by my great-grandmother, Catherine Ellen Fowler Clark Carty. So I fell in love with 30s quilts at an early age. For many years I've enjoyed collecting vintage quilts. I love the thrill of finding an old quilt and, over the years, collecting quilts from the 30s has become a passion. I adore the cheerful fabrics and appreciate the creative talents of quilters from this difficult period. Vintage quilts have been the single greatest influence on my quilting journey; not only have they influenced my own quilts and colors. Quilts from the 1930s have been the inspiration for eight 30s reproduction fabric collections. I also collect patterns and newspaper clippings from the 30s which have been the resource and inspiration for three of my books, as well as many quilts.
Friday at 2:30