TALKS & TRUNK SHOWS
LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE
How does a guy who is trained as a professional church musician end up as a quilter? Come and explore John’s journey from church music to quilting. Learn about his creative journey and gain inspiration and encouragement for yourself. Take a virtual tour of his studio, discover how he explores pattern and quilting designs. You will be sure to leave with plenty of ideas you can incorporate into your own creative life – and have a few good laughs along the way.
INFINITE VARIETY REVISITED: THREE CENTURIES OF RED AND WHITE QUILTS
In March of 2011 the Red and White quilt show \ Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts was held in New York City and it was a landmark event for the quilt world.
Take a virtual trip through the show and see the quilts and quilting up-close. Come away with ideas that will enhance your quilting design library.
UNLEASH OUR CREATIVITY
Has your creative side fizzled? Don’t know where to look for inspiration and ideas? Come and explore where John gets his inspiration for his quilt designs, from color combinations, piecing ideas, and quilting motifs. Get inspiration for you own work and find ways to breathe new life into it.
LEARNING FROM THE PAST
Antique quilts never cease to captivate our interest.
Explore some wonderful antique quilts from the landmark Red and White show and various museum collections and discover what makes these quilts so special. Explore their quilting motifs, color combinations, perfection and imperfection. You will leave with ideas that you can incorporate into your own quilting
WHAT IS MODERN QUILTING?
So what exactly is a “modern” quilt?
Ask any two quilters who calls themselves modern quilters and you will most likely have 3 or 4 definitions. Explore what modern quilts are all about. Are they something new? Re-doing something old? A little bit of both? Take a visual trip into the world of modern quilting and decide for yourself. Whether you are a “traditional quilter” a “modern quilter” or “just a quilter” you will come away with a greater understanding of modern quilting and ideas you can use in your own work no matter what the style.
A LOOK BEHIND THE COVERS
Do you ever wonder what goes into writing and publishing for the quilt industry? What is the process like for publishing a book, a pattern in a magazine or for a fabric company.
John will take you behind the scenes to get a glimpse of what is involved. Take a stab at being an editor and see if you can pick the designs that were chosen! In the process you are bound to pick up some ideas and tips you can use in your own work.