April 4, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – JAIMIE DAVIS
Lecture: The History and Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts
The history of Baltimore Album quilts is a fascinating journey into an America headed for the Civil War. Discover how the industrial revolution, the struggle over slavery, and the social and moral climate of the time contributed to this beautiful art form. Through stories, we will explore how the demise of Baltimore Album quilts leads us into the hearts and minds of the women who made them, and how this delightful mystery connects us with our sisters of long ago.
Workshop - Friday, April 5, 2019: Illuminated Letters With Tsukineko Ink Learn to paint and color beautiful illuminated letters in this creative hands-on class. Using Tsukineko Inks and Fabrico Markers, you will explore techniques that will add stunning detail and sparkle to your projects. No prior painting experience is required; just a desire to color, create and play.
Workshop - Saturday, April 6, 2019: Baltimore Blooms This class is a great introduction to Baltimore Album Quilt making. You will learn the basics of beginning appliqué as well as the dimensional technique of ruching, and hand embroidery. The focus is on the freezer-paper-on-the-bottom method of appliqué.
May 2, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Barb Vedder
Lecture: Quilts - The Story of My Life
Barb's lecture is a PowerPoint Presentation followed by a trunk show of quilts representing her 25-year journey in quilt making and design. Barb presents her quilts chronologically to show the evolution of her work from commercial patterns to adaptation to original work. She shares her inspiration sources and how she has interpreted them in her work in hopes that it will inspire others to tell their own story.
Workshop - Friday, May 3, 2019: Hex Vex – English Paper Piecing
Learn the basic techniques of English Paper Piecing to start your own unique hexagon quilt. We will discuss the importance of color and scale when choosing fabrics for this scrap quilt. Students will learn how to achieve intricate patterns and designs using commercial fabrics.
Workshop - Saturday, May 4, 2019: Liberated Houses – Free Piecing Fun
In this fun workshop there is very little prep and lots of sewing fun! Barb will demonstrate and guide students in making liberated house blocks in different styles and sizes. This is a fun way to use scraps or make a holiday themed quilt. Barb will also discuss how to set the blocks to finish your house quilt. Fun class for all skill levels.
Endowment Grant Application available
Do you know of an organization working to fund a quilt-related project? Since its inception, the QGD Helena Hibbs Endowment Grant has funded a wide range of quilt projects, ranging from oral history to antique quilt conservation to digitizing images of large collections.
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