Lectures and Workshops
Two Faces of a Quilter! - Trunk Show
A trunk show of Karen's quilts and stories of her travels through the quilting world. Karen loves all types of quilting and flips back and forth between traditional and contemporary works. She will start with her first and end with one of her newest pieces to show how one can use lessons learned along the way to improve and stretch their skills.
Scrappiness Equals Fabric Addiction – New!
What are scrap quilts and why are they so popular? Travel through history and view various scrap quilts and learn 5 W's of why they are admired by quilters. Karen will share quilts from her collection and ones she has made so one can learn how to use their scraps!!! Power point presentation and quilts will be shared.
The Little Ones
A PowerPoint and trunk show to highlight the history of Antique and Vintage small textiles such as doll and crib quilts. Tips will be shared how to tell a true doll quilt from a fake.
Appraisal - should I?
Reasons for having our quilts and collections appraised and the appraisal process will be discussed. An appraisal will be demonstrated.
My Garden of Quilts - Botanical Textiles
Karen shows her love of quilting and gardening in this presentation of antique, vintage and contemporary botanical quilts. The presentation is a combination PowerPoint and trunk show of quilts from her collection with quilts made over the past 200 years. She will highlight various patterns and their history in gardening and quilting. Audience members are invited to bring their own botanical textiles to share.
New! Bed Turning - 21st Century Style
Members and guests of the guild are invited to bring their antique and vintage textiles to share. We will display the quilts on tables to simulate a bed. Karen will discuss the quilt - identifying pattern, fabric dating, and construction methods - anything that the quilt is telling her!
QSI for Quilters!!
Karen will guide you in learning the basic clues to date your antique and vintage quilts. A timeline of characteristics of quilts over the past 150 years will be lectured and a sharing of her textile collection. Bring a quilt and we will practice dating!
Ault Star - Your Way
85" x 90"
For 9 years I have been searching for any quilt that has blocks like my 19th c quilt. I have recently found one in the New England Quilt Museum. Create your own version whether reproduction, funky or contemporary for this very rare block. Pattern required.
This is a fun quilt to create using all types of fabrics – from reproduction to contemporary batiks inspired from an 1870 antique quilt. Pattern required.
French Rhapsody - Wall Hanging
Medallion quilts are interesting and fun to create. This wall hanging incorporates paper piecing, a rare block design and a funky border all inspired by French border fabric. Pattern required.
48" or 60" square
Using a documented quilt block from WW2, create a dazzling quilt using paper piecing techniques.
Many of us have made enough bed quilts to last a lifetime, why not try to create a small one? Choose from several designs; learn the tricks of creating a "wee" quilt. Free pattern to all attendees.
Stars and Stripes
Karen wrote a quilt book titled "Soldier’s Pride & More" which is a collection of 18 World War II documented blocks. In the book are seven projects – one is this sampler quilt. Let's create a patriotic sampler quilt using your choice of blocks. These quilt blocks are used with permission of Sue Reich of Washington Depot, CT inspired from her private collection of WW2 textiles. Book required.
A thirteen block sampler quilt inspired from the blocks and research of Sue Reich and her World War II quilt collection with her permission. The blocks use piecing, paper piecing or applique techniques and history of blocks are shared. A donation from the purchase of every pattern will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Book required.
Dating 101 (3 hours)
Karen will guide you in learning ways to date your antique and vintage quilts. A timeline of characteristics of quilts over the past 150 years will be lectured and a sharing of her textile collection. Then the class will practice dating quilts that participants have brought to class.
Piping Pizzazz! (4 hour)
Piped bindings will add pizzazz and a professional finish to your quilt! You will learn how to make piping using the Trimming Tool, then how apply to your quilt!
Other lectures and workshops available.