||7:00 - 9PM
||All About Quilts
||7:30 - 9PM
Guest Speaker: Ami Simms
Topic: "Living With Quilts: A Survival Guide"
||9:30AM - 4PM
All About Quilts
May 15, 2013 7:30 - 9PM Italian-American Club, Walpole
Ami Simms Website: http://www.amisimms.net/
Lecture: â€śLiving With Quilts: A Survival Guideâ€ť
This tongue-in-cheek presentation teaches creative coping strategies for quilters. Topics include how to:
- pad your house (quilt display and storage);
- appropriate more studio space (why stop with the spare bedroom?);
- eliminate pesky distractions (cooking and cleaning);
- increase storage capacity (batting goes in the oven);
- the best way to deal with the guilt of UFOs (ignore it)!
Ami is the author of eight books on quilting, creator of The WORST Quilt in the World ContestÂ® and founder/executive director of the Alzheimerâ€™s Art Quilt Initiative. She has lecturing and leading workshops on quilting across the United States and internationally since 1982. In 2005, Professional Quilter Magazine selected her as Quilter of the Year.
She has made more than 200 quilts of varying sizes, in traditional and contemporary designs, both hand and machine quilted. Her quilts have been featured in several national magazines and a few books. They have also been exhibited in juried competitions across the US.
May 16, 2013 9:30AM - 4PM All About Quilts
Workshop: â€śTwisted Sistersâ€ť
In this pattern, light and dark fabrics are stitched or "sistered" together, sliced, and recombined to make twisting pinwheel-type blocks that fit together with or without sashing strips. Other options include floating the pinwheels, folding 3-dimensional block centers, and experimenting with leftover chunks, bits, and pieces to create more quilts. Youâ€™ll have a lot of choices.
Skill Level: Beginning, Intermediate
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