Quilts in Time Workshops

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Quilts in Time
From the history of the Art Quilt Movement to contemporary & innovative creation, this series of workshops centers on care, maintenance, value, memories, history, and making & preserving your own link to history in fabric form!

Come to all 3 days of workshops for significant savings!!

July 25 (free)
Come early for the workshops, and get a jump on the Crazy Quilt Crawl!


Stop in to the Dairy Barn to receive your packet that includes a free pass for Quilt National 2017. (free pass included with workshop registration) Spend some time with this year’s show and then head out for the Crazy Quilt Crawl!  Our map will guide you through the Athens City & County locations featuring quilts. Included in this packet is a pass to the Southeast Ohio History Center to see the exhibit Transforming Traditions.  This show examines the changes in women’s roles in the United States during the first half of the 20th Century through the perspective of the quilts women created. New technologies, social reforms, rising patriotism, and opportunities for entrepreneurship; women embraced all of these to transform the traditions of American quilting into a new and beautiful art form.
Your packet will include guides to local antique shops, galleries, eateries & breweries!  You can peruse the Mary Morgan Quilt Sale and 35 years of Quilt National, an exhibition of the Marbaum Collection.

 

July 26  
$120/ $108 members, with registration of all 3 days of workshops, $100/$90 members.
Includes: Presentations, lectures, trunk shows, workshop, all materials, kits and a box lunch.  Workshops are limited to 12 participants.

Start your day at 9am with a coffee & tea mixer.
Morning presentation & Trunk Show: 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.
As we break for a box lunch, you can peruse the Mary Morgan Quilt Sale and the Marbaum Collection.

Afternoon & Evening 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 applique, hand stitching techniques, embellishment and finishing techniques.  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.
We will break for dinner on our own and return from 6 to 8 to finish our quilts.

 

July 27  
$120/ $108 members, with registration of all 3 days of workshops, $100/$90 members
Includes: Presentations, lectures, trunk shows, workshop, all materials, kits and a box lunch.  Workshops are limited to 12 participants.

Come at 9am for a coffee & tea mixer and have a quiet morning exploring Quilt National 2017.
Morning presentations: To Continue to Be a presentation and Trunk Show with Danette Pratt, QN 2017.
& Introduction to Process
with Danette will introduce you to her process of eco-dying and get you ready and knowledgeable for the workshop.
We will break for a box lunch and then dive into an original dyeing workshop with Danette at 12:30

Afternoon & Evening workshop: Contact Plant Dying on Fabric: a twist on eco dying with Danette Pratt, QN 2017.
Danette developed this innovative process last year while working on her thesis exhibit work.  Danette imparts an observant, thoughtful and deeper reason for the dye plant selection for this fabric dye technique. This is an experimental process that the participant can take with them to continue in their own studio practice. The workshop covers everything from preparation, hands-on process to critique of results.
We will break for dinner on your own, then return from 6 to 8 to finish, present and discuss the results.

 

July 28
$120/ $108 members, with registration of all 3 days of workshops, $100/$90 members.
Includes: Presentations, lectures, trunk shows , workshops, all materials, kits and a box lunch. Workshops are limited to 12 participants.

Come at 9am for coffee & tea mixer.
Morning presentation/class: Image Transfer onto Fabric Class with Danette Pratt, QN 2017
This workshop will teach you 2 ways to transfer laser printouts onto fabric. Participants will experiment with image transfer onto cotton fabric/knit fabric and are encouraged to bring a tee shirt and image to try this technique.
As we break for a box lunch, you can peruse the Mary Morgan Quilt Sale and the Marbaum Collection.

Afternoon workshop: Quilted T-Shirt Memories with Mary Roediger
All of those keepsake t-shirts can find a better use than taking up drawer space!  Concert tees, sports, 5-Ks, volunteer shirts, logos, can all be turned into a presentation of memories.  Mary will present the process of selecting, take you through the steps of layout, stabilization and then provide studio work time to oversee and guide participants as they begin the actual work.  Your finished squares could become a full size quilt, lap quilt or pillow top, depending on the amount of t-shirts you have!
We will break for dinner on your own, then return from 6 to 8 for another workshop!

Evening Presentation/class: Fiber Project Labels with Meta Van Nostran
In this workshop, participants will make labels for quilts and other fiber projects to record the quilt maker(s), date of completion and to provide provenance.  You will plan your label with basic information and story.  On the computer, you will add borders and print it out. Finish with handstitches and other flourishes and it is ready for your fiber project!

 

July 29  
$50/ $45 members
Includes: 2 interactive presentations and a box lunch.

Morning presentation: Textile Conservation, Restoration & Innovative Creation with Meta Van Nostran
At 9:30, bring in your vintage collectables and Meta will guide you on repair, care and smart ways to present your collection.  Learn how to store and care for textile projects, make decisions for care and repair of antique items, and ways to modernize old loved family or antique shop heirlooms. Hands on restoration, ideas and techniques will help you preserve your item for many more useful years.
Then after our box lunch, get ready for our Afternoon Presentation:

The Price is Right!  with the “I Have A Quilt” ladies, Dee Dadik & Molly Butler
What is your Quilt worth?  This is a fun, interactive audience participation lecture which gives those attending a look at the comparative values of quilts from antique to newly constructed.  One lucky participant will receive a certificate for a free appraisal!!
After the presentation, you can schedule an appraisal with Dee & Molly. They charge $50 per written appraisal and $30 for a verbal consultation.

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