Thursday, September 6, 2012

News Flash for Quilt Fest

Only 12 days until the fun begins!  If you haven't signed up for a Lecture/Luncheon yet, there are still tickets available.  We just found out that there will be a BIG prize drawn each day.......(drum roll please) for a SEWING MACHINE!  Yes!  There are FOUR machines that have been donated by some of our wonderful supporters, along with lots of other fun prizes.

Flavin Glover will be presenting "Patch by Patch" as our guest speaker at the Wednesday luncheon.  She creates amazing patterns using the traditional log cabin block, but her designs are anything but traditional.   Her "Row Houses" quilt was selected as one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century.

Claudia Clark Myers will talk about "The Pitfalls of Prize Winning Quilts" at Thursdays luncheon.  She was chosen as Minnesota Quilter of the year in 2006 and has won numerous awards for her quilts.  Claudia also collaborates with her good friend, Marilyn Badger, who is a well known long-arm quilter. They make a great team!

Ann Fahl  is the guest speaker on Friday, presenting "Quilts and Inspiration".  She has authored two books, "Coloring With Thread" and "Dancing With Thread".  She is well known for her free-spirited approach to free motion quilting using many different types of thread and very little marking.

Karen Combs will be our final speaker on Saturday with a talk on "Quilts of Illusion".  Karen has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in 1995, 2000, and 2005 by Professional Quilter Journal.  She is well known for her ability to take a traditional block and turn it into an optical illusion.

There may be an opening in some of the classes these talented ladies are teaching.  Check at the registration desk if you are interested in any of the classes being offered, or if you would like to attend one of the luncheon lectures. 

Hope to see you there!!

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