Saturday, June 13, 2009

Quilters Hall of Fame

I was asked to teach a couple of classes at the Quilters Hall of Fame celebration next month—July 17 and 18—in Marion, IN. I think there are still openings in some of the classes. Here’s a link to the website so you can download a program schedule.

The Quilters Hall of Fame is located in Marie Webster's colonial revival house in Marion, IN where she designed her famous quilts and operated a successful pattern business in the early part of the 20th century. She wrote the first book of quilt history, Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them (published in 1915) and was known world-wide for her innovative appliqué quilt designs, which appeared in leading magazines like the Ladies Home Journal.

Every year the QHF honors someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of quilting. This year the honoree is Merikay Waldvogel, who has written numerous books on quilting history and who also played a big part in the late 20th century quilt history revival. Her latest book is Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts By and for Children which highlights the wonderful antique doll quilt collection of Mary Ghormley.

The little quilts I’ll be teaching are the Flower Pot Applique from Remembering Adelia, Friendship Star Quilt from Prairie Children and Their Quilts, and the Civil War Nine Patch from American Doll Quilts. Think about joining us--I know I'm going to have fun!

Here's a link to their blog:

1 comment:

Darlene said...

What a wonderful opportunity, Kathy! If I was closer I'd be excited and pleased to join you. I can't wait to hear all about it.


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