|Cindys Antique Quilts - Bed Turning Stack|
I tried to explain AQSG (American Quilt Study Group) Seminar to a friend who is just getting into quilting. The best thing to do is read it from their website:
"AQSG's feature event is our annual Seminar. Held in a new location every year, Seminar brings quilt enthusiasts and scholars together for a weekend engaged in quilt study. In addition to the presentation of research papers chosen for publication in Uncoverings and a renowned keynote speaker, Seminar offers pre-conference tours, roundtable discussions, study centers, and a poster session, all directed toward the interests of quilt lovers. Other events include a book signing featuring famous authors of quilt history; a live and silent auction of quilt treasures; show-and-tell of remarkable quilts, textiles and related items; an on-site quilt exhibition; and the sale of vintage quilts, textiles and sewing tools from member dealers all over the country.
Seminar presents the opportunity to view quilts from new perspectives, discuss aspects of women's and cultural history, learn the latest in documentation and research, as well as the chance to mingle with authors, quilters, teachers, and quilt community leaders. AQSG's Seminar guarantees a unique learning experience for everyone with a connection to quilts."
Yes, all that - and did I mention it is FOUR days.
I was a member for years, enjoying Uncoverings (Order back copies HERE) before attending a seminar. I meet so many new friends each year I would encourage you to attend even if you go alone. There is a Seminar Scholarship - as I understand only one person applied last year!
I always pack my schedule, I make the most of being there. You can't do everything - but I try.
Bed Turnings...check out the stack folded at the end of the table.
See more at Cindy's website
Study Centers- New York Beauty
Click the link to Bill's Blog - more there than I can paraphrase...or do justice explaining
There are several study center options.
This one was Virginia Gunn's
"Exploring 20th Century Quilts"
Generous AQSG Members Mary and Kate Edgar shared some choice pieces of their amazing collection at the bed turning.
They have a fabulous eye and I hope they do a book very SOON.
The bottom piece is the printed patchwork back of the previous quilt.
Poster Sessions (One of several)
This picture is from:
Kay Triplett, Lori Triplett & Xenia Cord
Summary & Focus Statement HERE
(Scroll - several of interest)
The schedule goes on...too much to include here.
Next post I'll show the road trip there (with antique stops) and what I bought at seminar.
Please consider attending Seminar 2013 - Sept. 18-22
Charleston, South Carolina
If you've been to Charleston - what was a favorite from your trip? Mine just might be the Iron Gates.
Have a great week!