Quilt Walks

Stroll along with the featured guests on 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. You’ll get to know these talented personalities as you learn more about the quilts. A Walk is sure to inspire your next quiltmaking project! 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 11:00;  Friday 1:15

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 1:30

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 1:00