Applique:Fabrics and Design in the
San Blas Islands
art of the San Blas Islands - molas - are vibrant, colorful,
creatively cut and stitched layers of cloth. See how those designs
reflect the lives of today's small island women who daily create
and wear them. Include molas in your own quilt making! (PowerPoint
with trunk show)
Create the Chesapeake Crab using only four fabric squares.
& White, Blue & White: Quilts of Distinction
What is the
secret of those graphic two color quilts? Why
have red and white and blue and white quilts never lost their popularity
in over two hundred years? What made the red and White exhibit in
New York City so exciting? See what creates a quilt with such strong
visual impact that it is rarely forgotten. (Brief PowerPoint with
Create the Indigo Sand Dollar block using Phyllis' new pattern.
Quilters Don’t Make Headlines
humorous edition of amusing news stories was inspired by Jay Leno’s
and David Letterman’s versions of funny and strange headlines. Each
of these actual quilt stories was published in newspapers in the
1800's and early 1900's. Actual quilts and textiles from those early
time periods will accompany the news. Join in the laughter.
Years of Quilts
is a lecture
and show of quilts from the 1820s to the 1970s by
Phyllis Twigg Hatcher. See how quilts of each era have their own
beauty and what makes the quilt an example of its decade. This
lecture is also of interest to non-quilting groups such as historical
Inking and Laurel Wreath. Create a block to honor a historic monument
or even your own house using a simple inking and applique.
Small and Smaller
quilts radiate universal charm, appeal, and delight. They are as
fun and entertaining as they are revealing, sharing with us everyday
life in the past. Although the quilts differ in pattern, design,
color, fabric, piecing, and appliqué, these share an endearing quality
and span more than one hundred years. (Approximately 25 actual quilts
made especially for babies and children will be shown.)
Phyllis Twigg Hatcher, Quilt
Detective, Cold Case
Do you have quilts that you know nothing about? No clues? Bring
them to the "Quilt Detective" lecture and let Phyllis crack the
case. Perhaps you've acquired some from family, purchased one in
a shop, or experienced a late night on eBay. Watch Phyllis determine
and explain the approximate date using a myriad of mysterious clues.
Some great stories and bits of textile chronicle are waiting to
be discovered. (Monetary values will not be determined.)
Your Quilt: What's It Worth?
shows how an appraiser goes about determining the value of a contemporary
or antique quilt, what the difference is between insurance, fair
market and donation values, and what makes a quilt worthy of an
appraisal. Come and find out both serious and humorous thoughts
on appraising. (Monetary values will not be determined).
Me, I'm Best
and entertaining methods have always been used to sell thread, sewing
machines, and fabric to quiltmakers. Phyllis shows how companies
marketed their goods to sewers and quiltmakers from 1875 to 1950.
Actual quilts, fabrics, textile commemoratives, advertising trade
cards, and feedsack related items will be shown.