Lake Country Quilt Guild
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Lake Country Quilt Guild

Traditional to Contemporary to Modern

Trunk show and lecture covering several major genres of quilt making since the resurgence in the 1960's when sewists rediscovered the delight of American patchwork tradition. Modern day quilting really took off in the the 1970s and has continued to expand into a nearly $4 billion annual business. The largest quilting event takes place in Houston at the International Quilt Association's Festival of Quilts with 60,000 attendees. Quilts will be shown representing tradition, contemporary, art, and modern. The modern movement is the latest great influence in quilt making with its emphasis on quilts intended to be functional and inspired by the modern world.

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Lodi Valley Quilters Guild
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Lodi Valley Quilters Guild

The History of Quilting from the Middle Ages to the Present

Have you ever wondered about the origin of this art we so passionately pursue? In a 20 minute presentation we'll cover the highlights of the history of the art of assembling three layers of material then securing them with stitching. Quilted bed covers and garments have been with us for centuries. The American tradition of patchwork quilting from the earliest days of the settlers is the frame of reference for our time. The resurgence of quilt making that began in the 1960s was based on American patchwork patterns but soon branched out to other genres. We'll finish up by looking at quilting in American today with some facts about who quilters are and what we do that are astonishing. A trunk show will follow with representative samples of four main genres of quilting today.

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