Instructor: Meta Van Nostran
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Date: February 17
A trunk show and presentation with Meta Van Nostran will address the questions…What is folk art? Are quilts considered folk art?
Quilts from the 1800s to 1980 will be studied for their design and technique, facilitating conversation about the ongoing debate of craft vs. art and domestic art vs. fine art. This will be followed by techniques to identify the difference between a reproduction, an adaptation, and an innovation all leading into the planning process for vintage, modern or contemporary quilts. Quilting is a very creative endeavor, no matter how it is approached. Join us for this dynamic discussion!
About the Teaching Artist:
Meta Van Nostran is a retired educator. During her career, Meta has taught high school Family & Consumer Sciences, acted as curriculum supervisor for Athens County schools, and served as teacher educator/adjunct professor at Rio Grande University and Ohio University. In addition to teaching, she quilts for exhibition, competition, and works to restore historical integrity as a textile conservator. During her career she has curated and judged quilt shows in the local area, including the Southeast Ohio History Center. Currently, Meta is engaged in quilt history research and presentation with the 2021 publication of Uncoverings, the research journal of the American Quilt Study Group.