A wonderful way to cap off your day at M-AQF is to enjoy a lecture presented by the Festival’s All Star faculty. Lecture tickets are available at the Workshop Registration counter in the lobby of the convention center and are $20 each.
Choose one or more of these presentations to learn something new, and meet an instructor and your fellow quilt enthusiasts.
EARLY BIRD LECTURE
Paula Golden – Body Smart Quilting
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 pm
Proper body mechanics and ergonomic work spaces (computer, sewing, ironing and quilting) are the keys to quilting longevity. Learn ten easy tips to make your work space healthy and efficien
CATHY WIGGINS – Evolution of an Artist – Fifteen Years of Quilting
Thursday, February 25, 4:30 pm
Cathy began her quilting journey just like many of us, piecing traditional quilt tops but that didn’t last long. Soon she was venturing out, creating her own techniques, developing patterns, writing books and traveling the world teaching. She’s worked with fusibles, fabrics, embroidery, beading, painting and now leathers to create her award-winning quilts. It has been a journey, taken one stitch at a time, with courage, determination and the ability to push the quilting world envelope by introducing cutting edge techniques into competition quilting. Join Cathy as she shows you how it’s possible to evolve as an artist while, simultaneously, introducing change in an industry.
LAURA WASILOWSKI – Art Quilts: The Musical
Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm
Join Laura in celebrating the life of a quilt artist. Listen to her adventures in quilt making, see her art work, and hear traditional art quilt folk songs like Everybody Gets Rejected Sometime and the Minnesota Quilter’s Polka. It’s a quirky documentary featuring a display of her small art quilts and many other songs from the Chicago School of Fusing Bond Fire Songbook.
KAREN KAY BUCKLEY – From the Beginning: Album of a Quilter
Friday, February 26, 4:30 pm
Karen will take you on a journey through her growth as a quilter. You will see how the journey started with her first quilt to her most recent work. She will share the important things she has learned along the way. You will also see how a project develops and comes to fruition. Included in this presentation is a slide tour of Karen’s home and studio.
VIKKI PIGNATELLI – Nurturing Your Creative Spirit: Wisdom and Insight Learned Through the Art of Quilting
Saturday, February 27, 4:30 pm
Passion, humor, persistence, faith in yourself, courage … these five qualities and others all play a role in your creative life. What does it take to be a great quilter? Vikki willl discuss how she learned important life lessons – sometimes the hard way – through quilt making.