Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
August 17-19, 2016
Evening Welcome Reception Tuesday, August 16
~Part of World Quilt New England~
Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
as they explore the Trends & Traditions of Quilting Learn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting
at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium.
At the Trends & Traditions Quilts Symposium you will immerse yourself into the study of quilting’s current trends and past traditions. Two lectures are included in the Symposium to help you continue your exploration of quilting’s Trends & Traditions.
Frieda Anderson: Moving Forward with a New Tradition – Art Quilts, Lecture
What does it take to become an Art Quilter and make your mark with fabric? Building from the traditional beginnings of quilting and making it your own takes inspiration and imagination. In this hour long PowerPoint presentation, Frieda shares with you her inspiration and shows you how she designs and makes her art quilts.
Frieda, who is from Illinois, made her first quilt when she was in high school. She has always made things, and loves the process of creating. She can’t remember when she didn’t sew, and for years her focus was designing and making clothing. All that changed in 1992, however, when she realized that all she wanted to do was make quilts. She has been designing and making original art quilts ever since. She finds each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. It is hard to say what part she likes best. She loves the pure creativity involved in conceiving and designing a new quilt. Most of her work is nature inspired.
Bonnie Dwyer: The Roots of Modern Quilting,
Luncheon Lecture & Trunk Show
Bonnie shares her study and findings about the Modern Quilt Guild and how it reflects the development of modern quilting. This early 21st Century trend has taken the quilting world by storm with a fresh, new look characterized by a variety of factors. This slide and trunk show will help you understand what modern quilting is, what it looks like, who and what influenced it, and how the trend became an international phenomenon. Bonnie’s presentation includes lunch: Penne with roasted vegetables & grilled chicken in pomodoro sauce, rolls & butter, chocolate mousse, coffee, tea or decaf.
Bonnie travels to Manchester, New Hampshire from Manchester, Maine. She has been intrigued by textiles since she learned to sew when she was a child. She was surrounded by needle arts all her life – the women in her family were prolific at knitting, tatting, crochet, embroidery, clothing construction, and quilt making. She later studied quilt making, quilt history, fabric dating, quilt repair & restoration, and quilt appraising. As the “Quilt Whisperer,” Bonnie enjoys sharing her passion with others. Her repertoire includes talks and hands-on workshops on fabric dating, quilt making, and quilt history – including the 21st Century modern quilting movement.
Special Note: The Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium will be limited to 50 registrants. It is only available through the printable registration form on our website that can be emailed, mailed or faxed. You may also call 215-862-5828 to register. (You cannot register for this symposium using our online check out.) If you are interested in participating in this new concept symposium, feel free to contact us directly.