Quilt Walks

Enjoy a guided tour inside the spectacular Quilt Display Galleries. Stroll along with the featured guests, editors and the quiltmakers themselves on one or more of the friendly, fun and informal Quilt Walks. You’ll share in their design ideas, how-to tips and delightful stories about the quilts, their makers and quiltmaking. It’s the inside scoop! FREE with your General Admission ticket.


Quilt as Desired
Mary Kerr
Stroll through the charming vintage quilt tops recently quilted by some of today’s best long arm quilters. Mary shares the stories about these rather unremarkable vintage tops that became something magical in the hands of contemporary quilt artists! Enjoy the unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide the quilt worlds blur.
Thursday 11:30;  Friday 2:00;  Saturday 12:00

Sizzix Discovery Gallery
Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
Die cutting multiple layers of quilt pieces and appliqué shapes can open new design horizons and speed up the creation and cutting process. Quilt artists from around the nation used Sizzix dies to create a spectacular array designs and patterns, with accuracy and intricacy, using a variety of fabric types. With die cutting, the quilt artist is not limited to just quilting cotton and can confidently move in new directions with other fabrics like silk, denim and wool, adding interest and impact to their quilts.
Saturday 11:00

Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt-Along Exhibit
Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
Join Ebony Love for a tour of the quilts from Love Bug Studios’ Mystery Quilt Along featuring Andover’s Downton Abbey collections for Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and, of course, the Dowager herself. Channel the elegance of Downton itself as you stroll through the quilts and learn about the quilters, the quilt-along and become inspired to create that Downton Abbey elegance and intrigue in a your own quilt.
Friday 11:30

The Winner’s Circle: Art In the Park
Rose DeBoer of Quilting Arts
The cooler fall breezes and winter winds make it easier to remember spending time outdoors in our favorite parks--whether national parks with extraordinary vistas, city parks which encourage community, or private gardens we've created in our own backyards. And don't forget ballparks and theme parks! The editors of Quilting Arts challenged readers to create an art quilt expressing the enjoyment of a park. They did, and shared them with Quilting Arts. Enjoy a beautiful walk on this magical path of quilts.
Thursday 4:15;  Saturday 11:30

The Latest Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Fall 2014
Carolyn Beam of Quiltmaker
Selecting at least one block from any of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks special issues, quiltmakers designed quilts and added creative twists for absolutely beautiful results! Be among the first to see this in this exclusive display of innovative quilts featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
Saturday 12:30

Quilts from the Pages of Quilty
Mary Fons, Editor of Quilty Magazine
Check out some of the latest quilts from Quilty magazine!
Thursday 2:00;  Saturday 1:00

Finalists: 45 Years of Quilting

Lori Baker and Mary-Kate Karr-Petras of Quilters Newsletter
Quilters Newsletter celebrates 45 years of quilting with an exhibit of a selection of quilts from its Celebrate 45 Years of Quilting contest. The exhibit is anchored by two very special quilts: Bonnie’s Rocky Mountain Star, a quilt designed exclusively for the magazine’s 45th Anniversary Issue cover (August/September 2014) by Mary Leman Austin, daughter of Quilters Newsletter founder Bonnie Leman: and Anniversary Stars, also designed exclusively for Quilters Newsletter by Judy Martin, author, teacher and former magazine staff member. The pattern for Anniversary Stars will be available in the October/November 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter.
Thursday 1:00 and 3:00;  Friday 3:00

From eBay to “Oh, My!” – Antique Quilts Get a Whole New Life
Kathy Patterson and Erin Russek of McCall’s Quilting
Debuting in the very latest issue of Heritage Quilts Made Modern, these lovely antique quilt tops were purchased on e-Bay and then turned over to the loving arms of Handi Quilter Educators to be quilted. Using today’s latest technology and their own contemporary interpretations, these master long-arm quilters channeled the creativity of the original quilters as they stitched new life into these lovely vintage quilts.
Thursday 11:00;  Saturday 2:00

Double Wedding Ring International Quilt Challenge
Hosted by Victoria Findlay-Wolfe, NYC MOD Quilt Guild, Interweave Magazine and Simplicity Creative Group
Victoria Findlay-Wolfe of NYC MOD Quilt Guild
With guild member Victoria Findlay-Wolfe’s recent obsession with a more modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern permeating the air, quilters from all over the world took up the challenge and created stunning interpretations of the DWR – some single rings, many doubles, all interesting and wonderful artistic inspiration.
Friday 1:00

Evolution of an Artist
Cristy Fincher with Sharon Schamber's Quilts
Join Cristy Fincher on a tour of her mother, Sharon Schamber’s, spectacular quilts. Sharon’s quilts have graced the pages of our favorite magazines, hung in galleries, won awards and been recognized in and outside the quilt world time and time again. Cristy will shine a light on Sharon’s journey from first (or nearly the first) quilt to current work. We’re awed, we’re inspired …. and we’re curious!
Friday 11:00;  Saturday 3:00

Quilt Alliance Contest Quilts 2014
Jodie Davis of Quilt Alliance and QNNtv
Join Jodie Davis on a tour of the Quilt Alliance auction quilts. The Quilt Alliance’s annual contest and auction help support their mission to document, preserve and share the stories of all quilts and all quiltmakers. This year’s competition, “Inspired by …..” sent makers to The Quilt Index or the Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) seeking a quilt to use as inspiration for their own 16” contest quilts. See just how fantastic a small quilt can be!
Thursday 1:30; Friday 3:30; Saturday 1:30

Evolution of an Artist
Vikki Pignatelli
Join Vikki Pignatelli as she takes you on a tour of her spectacular quilts. She will shine a light on her journey from her first (or nearly the first) quilt to her current work. We’re awed, we’re inspired …. and we’re curious!
Thursday 2:30; Friday 2:30; Saturday 2:30

Evolution of an Artist
Holice Turnbow
Join Holice Turnbow as he takes you on a tour of his spectacular quilts. He will shine a light on his journey from his first (or nearly the first) quilt to his current work. We’re awed, we’re inspired …. and we’re curious!
Friday 1:30; Saturday 10:30