Silks, and Ribbons: Tobacco Premiums"
power-point and trunk show illustrates how ingenious women were at incorporating
fabric tobacco premiums into their quilting and household goods. Learn
about tobacco tags, cigarette cards, silkies, cigar felts, appliqués,
leathers, and tobacco coupons. Hear about the methods the tobacco companies
used to entice women to purchase their products. Discover why the tobacco
companies ceased making the premium items. See Judi's collection of
quilts, clothing, and household objects made from the little fabric
Quotes, and Famous American Women"
you know your American History? This lecture and trunk show highlights
the lives of over a dozen famous American women. These ladies are from
a variety of cultures and include a musician, politician, artist, quilter,
suffragette, and a few surprises. One of the ladies chose her name on
the advice of a numerologist, another liked to stand on her head, and
one even looked forward to growing old. Hear all about the women, their
advice, quotes, and see vintage quilts from their era.
"What's That In The Drawer With Grandma's Quilt"
is a trunk show
and lecture about items, quilts, and fabrics that show a glimpse of
Americana. Hear about important national events, fairs, and political
elections; and see the fabrics and quilts used to commemorate special
times throughout our nation's history. (Click on the thumbnail below)
"Fabric, Fun, and the First
Join Judi for a
lighthearted visit with the First Ladies of the White House. Hear about
their times, follies, and personalities. Find who originated the term
"First Lady." See quilts, cottons, linens, and textiles that
were popular in those days. Click on the thumbnail of the postcard
to see a close-up of Mrs. Cleveland.
is a lecture about
the standards and processes used to judge quilt shows. Sample quilts
for each element are explained and circulated for all to see.
Improve your own quilt making by learning what judges expect to find
in award winning quilts. Click on the thumbnail to the left to see this
quilt up close.
a lecture and trunk show on antique doll quilts. Hear about the types
of doll quilts, their stories, and what makes one kind more valuable
than another. See dozens of delightful little quilts and recall the
fond memories of your childhood. Click on the thumbnail to the
right to see this quilt up close.
"Quilt Patterns and Pop Culture"
is a lecture and trunk show that examines quilting trends and quilt
patterns through the ages. Hear about history and popular culture decade
by decade since the 1840's. Find out when chintz quilts were popular,
Tinker Toys were invented, and "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
was sung! Test your memory and relive fun times." Click on
the thumbnail to the left to see this quilt up close.
Red-Really Remarkable Redwork Quilts"
Love the look of the antique red embroidered quilts? Remember when
your mother taught you to do hand embroidery? Have a new embroidery
machine and want some ideas for vintage looking squares? Any of
these reasons and more is a good motive to join us for a look at
these classic redwork quilts. Hear about the history of redwork,
various transfer techniques, and the Turkey red color. See redwork
quilts of all sizes, settings, and designs. Discover how images
were influenced by current events, politics, popular culture, and
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