Quilts in Time
July 26 Workshops
The Modern Quilt in the Early 1900s with Meta Van Nostran
Quilted Stories with Andrea Stern, QN 2005
The Stanley Home by Andrea Stern and quilts (far left and far right) from the collection of Meta Van Nostran
Andrea Stern grew up with quilters, and art and craft was always a part of her life. She loves evoking place with her work, the way the light filled the sky, the blues of the great lakes and the buildings that surrounded her suburban Detroit home. She studied art history in college and has done independent study with many people in the years since. A two-time recipient of an Ohio Art Council award, she has exhibited in many shows, including Quilt National 2005, Bead International 2004, FAVA Artist as Quiltmaker and Quilts = Art = Quilts, and written for Quilting Arts magazine and designed for Lark Books. Andrea’s work is featured in numerous books and magazines, including Uncommon Threads: Ohio’s Art Quilt Revolution. She loves color and texture, and fiber work lets her surround herself with those elements.
Meta Van Nostran has had a career of teaching, exhibiting, and speaking as a home economics teacher, curriculum supervisor and assistant professor at Ohio University. She has competed, winning awards in The Ohio State Fair, NQA, Bob Evans Quilt Show, and several local NQA judged quilt shows. In retirement, she is presently owner of the Wool & Quilting Experience, offering trunk shows to small groups, quilt conservation and restoration, quilting and spinning instruction, and recently self-published two books recording quilts and stories from Athens area quilters while providing the history of a time period as learned through quilts. She is also currently involved in two research projects, Redwork and Changes in the Lives of Women, and, the Impact of the Fine Arts on Quilt Designs of the early 20th century.
Start your day at 9am with a coffee & tea mixer.
Morning presentation: The Modern Quilt in the Early 1900s with Meta Van Nostran
In the 1920s, there was a radical change in the design and color of quilts. Even traditional patterns took on a new look. At the same time, there were also radical changes in the world of the Fine Arts. This presentation with a trunk show shares insight into the historic art movements of Art Nouveau and Art Deco and their influence on quiltmaking in the early to middle 1900s. Meta Van Nostran curated the Transforming Traditions Exhibition at the Southeast Ohio History Center. Many of those quilts and artifacts come from her personal collection.
*You may pick a vegetarian or non-vegetarian box lunch when you register.* (Form below)
Afternoon presentation/workshop: Quilted Stories with Andrea Stern, QN 2005
At 12:30 we will join Andrea Stern, as she leads us in a hands-on quilting experience. Andi specializes in embellishment and hand stitches. Participants will learn how to create narrative mini quilts using improvisational appliqué and hand stitching techniques. Embellishment and finishing techniques will be demonstrated as well. After this all day workshop, from concept to completion, you will come away with a mini quilt that illustrates a snippet of a story that you wish to memorialize in fabric. Kits and tools are provided.
You will be provided with a kit that includes: Basic fabric, batting, embroidery floss and embellishment pack.
Basic sewing supplies will be provided by the Dairy Barn, but feel free to bring your own sewing kit.
Andi will present visuals and examples. She will guide you in coming up with creative ideas for imagery. Improvisational appliqué technique will be taught as well as stitching demonstrations. There will be ample stitching time and instructions on how to finish the piece. Embellishments will be demonstrated. If time permits, Shisha mirror embroidery, use of found objects, and creating words to go on the piece will also be shown.
Dinner on your own at 4:30 then return to finish your quilts from 6 to 8pm.
July 26 Recap:
Coffee & Tea Mixer, Presentations & Talks in the AEP wing, 9:30 to 11:30
Box Lunch provided, 11:30 to 12:30 at the Barn
Workshop in the Fiber Studio, 12:30 to 4:30
We will break for dinner on our own and return from 6 to 8 to finish our quilts
Cost: $120.00 ($108 for members)
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