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.
Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks with Linda Pumphrey
Saturday at 1:00
Bold, graphic, stunning and versatile describes the iconic collection of quilts, showcased in the Red & White Quilting display. The quilts are from Linda Pumphrey’s newest book Red & White Quilting, An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks – original designs based on traditional blocks, rearranged to be contemporary with high-contrast appeal. Classic yet contemporary, red and white is one of the most iconic color combinations in quilting, inspiring designers, collectors, and major exhibits. The vibrant contrast of red and white quilts has enticed quilters for three centuries and been a staple since the mid-nineteenth century.
Recycled Hexies with Mary Kerr
Thursday 2:30 | Friday 10:30 | Saturday 11:15
Join in the magic of hexagons as Mary Kerr shares yet another way to enjoy this time honored, ever popular pattern. Recycled Hexies presents a fresh and exciting way to repurpose, reuse and recycle those hexie fragments from yesteryear. Hundreds of hexagon patterns were published and thousands of quilts were started yet many of these textiles were never finished. Still others were damaged from overuse and neglect. Watch as these neglected textiles are transformed into contemporary quilts to be used, treasured and enjoyed. marywkerr.com
Old Glory with Mary Kerr
Thursday 1:45 | Friday 1:45
Old Glory was born when red white and blue vintage quilt tops were finished by long arm quilters who share a military connection. The quilters received the top, backing and the instructions, “quilt as desired”. They donated their time and talent. We chose to work with “forgotten” tops - the ones that were damaged, unfinished, ill made or unremarkable. These tops were not destined to be completed, enjoyed or treasured. What we now share is pure magic!
The exhibit was created to promote the Quilts of Valor program. We choose to focus on our patriotic heritage and further serve the military family that we have been fortunate to be a part of. These quilts will debut at the 2017 Quilts of Valor show and then travel as a collection for 18-24 months. When they are done traveling the quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for Quilts of Valor.