Attend a lecture each lunchtime
Hear experts as they share their quilting journeys and abilities, in person, along with illuminating visuals.
R100 per lecture
Lectures will be held in the Acacia Hall, Lower College Block
L1 Saturday 17 August Angela Walters Quilting is my Therapy.
L2 Sunday 18 August Sue Spargo My Quilts as Travel Journals
L3 Monday 19 August Anita Grossman Solomon My Make It Simpler Notebook
L4 Tuesday 20 August Jacquie Gering Quilting Modern: Honouring Tradition
L5 Wednesday 21 August Marié du Toit Nothing Great is Easy
L6 Thursday 22 August Dorothy Tucker Kantha: The Art of the Embroidered Quilt
L7 Friday 23 August Lyric Kinard Living Lyrically
Marié du Toit. Nothing Great is Easy
Hear how training for a Robben Island crossing taught Marié to get more quilts done. A motivational talk for quilters to become physically active and make more quilts.
Planning quilts and making quilts are two different things – learn how to turn your best plans into successful action.
L5 Wednesday 21 August
Jacquie Gering. Quilting Modern – Honouring Tradition
Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots; how her family inspires and influences her work and shows through her quilts; and how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting.
Learn what makes a quilt modern, from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.
L4 Tuesday 20 August
Lyric Kinard. Living Lyrically
Take a light-hearted journey with Lyric along her circuitous and unexpected path towards life as a quilt artist.
Laugh along as she juggles fabric and family and deals with both duties and dreams. Learn that where you are is the best place to Be Inspired and Create Beauty, and right now is the time for you to Find Joy.
L7 Friday 23 August
Anita Grossman Solomon. Pages from my‘Make It Simpler’ Notebook
Anita’s mind works in unusual ways when it comes to quilting. She is known for her “How did you think of that?” methods making quilting simpler. In this presentation she’ll quickly share techniques and innovations she is known for and how she arrived at them. You’ll leave with a smile and a head full of ideas to make your piecing even more enjoyable.
L3 Monday19 August
Sue Spargo. My Quilts as Travel Journals
My quilts are inspired by life’s experiences, drawn from the culture, flora and fauna of the many countries in which I have lived or been privileged to visit. Travel with me through Africa and England, the United States, Italy, France, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand,
as I ‘stitch for you with words’… the story of my work.
L2 Sunday 18 August
Dorothy Tucker. Kantha: The Art of the Embroidered Quilt
Kantha is a Bangladeshi word for cloth. It is also the name given to a form of stitching which is used to make beautiful embroidered quilts from the good parts of old worn out saris.
Dorothy will trace her journey from discovering Kantha in India, to studying examples in collections, and then on to how this intriguing art form informs contemporary textiles.
L6 Thursday22 August
Angela Walters Quilting is my Therapy
Angela is one of today’s most in-demand modern machine quilters, but did you know that she learned to quilt from her husband’s grandfather? Grandpa Ford took her through every step of making her own nine-patch quilt and there was no denying that Angela was bitten by the quilting bug.
Like many modern quilters, Angela started out as a traditionalist, but as her career as a machine quilter grew, so did her love of modern quilts in all their forms. In this informal lecture, Angela will share the story of how she turned a new hobby into a thriving machine quilting business.
L1 Saturday 17 August