Quilt Walks
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.


Heritage Quilts Made Modern
The Heritage Quilts Made Modern exhibit consists of vintage quilt tops collected by Brenda Groelz from a variety of sources, from estate sales to Ebay auctions. Most of the quilt tops had multiple problems, which were tackled by these excellent longarm quilters, who were directed to “quilt it in a way that the original maker would never have dreamed”. We think those quilt makers would be proud of the collaboration. Read about the quilter’s thought process in designing the quilting in McCall’s Quilting Heritage Quilts Made Modern, October 2014. Learn more about the quilters at HandiQuilter.com.
Saturday at 1:00pm


Treasures from the Trunk
Nancy Mahoney
As a child I slept under a wonderful Double Wedding Ring quilt that was made during the 1930s by my great-grandmother, Catherine Ellen Fowler Clark Carty. So I fell in love with 30s quilts at an early age. For many years I've enjoyed collecting vintage quilts. I love the thrill of finding an old quilt and, over the years, collecting quilts from the 30s has become a passion. I adore the cheerful fabrics and appreciate the creative talents of quilters from this difficult period. Vintage quilts have been the single greatest influence on my quilting journey; not only have they influenced my own quilts and colors. Quilts from the 1930s have been the inspiration for eight 30s reproduction fabric collections. I also collect patterns and newspaper clippings from the 30s which have been the resource and inspiration for three of my books, as well as many quilts.
Thursday at 1:00
Friday at 3:00


Quilting Arts Magazine Presents: Breast Pockets
Small Gifts from the Heart
Made as part of a Quilting Arts Magazine Reader Challenge honoring our sisters with breast cancer.
Inspired by a project from artist, contributor, and breast cancer survivor Melanie, Quilting Arts challenged their readers to design and create a small “breast pocket” embellished to honor someone touched by breast cancer. The response was overwhelming and reflects not only the scope and magnitude of this disease, but also the heartfelt passion with which their readers rely on the healing powers of both community and creative arts to deal with hardship and grieving. Submissions ranged from quilt groups and individuals to kids with glue guns, and from novices to professionals—everyone was happy to share their stories and donate their creations. In all, over 250 submissions were received. You will enjoy this gallery of gifts from the heart—and maybe they might offer some of their healing love to others.
with Rose DeBoer
Friday at 11:00
Saturday at 11:00