Friday, February 24, 2017

Minnesota Quilters Events

I will by speaking and teaching in March for the Minnesota Quilters.

March 2nd at the Thursday evening meeting my presentation and trunk show is "175 Years of Hexagons". It is closer to 200 years - but I'd rather over deliver!

I am bringing about 20 hexagon quilts in addition to other hexagon related ephemera.  Since I am not flying I can bring more!

On Saturday morning, March 4 my presentation and trunk show is "19th Century Appliqué".

I'm looking forward to sharing some of the quilts from my collection as well as the stories of some of the 19th century quilt makers.

I hope to see some of you there!

Thank you very much to Minnesota Quilters for their interest in antique quilts and quilt history.

Minnesota has a state documentation book, if you are interested additional information click HERE.

I try not to pull the quilts from my 'vault' too soon.

For now I have stacks and stacks staged on my folding table in the order I will pack for the presentation.

Always fun to have them out and refold.
Everything made the cross country move successfully!

I use large roller bags for traveling with most of the quilts.
In some cases I keep the most rare examples in acid free boxes for storage and transporting. When I get them home I change out the acid free paper and the box goes back into the "vault".

On Saturday, March 4, from 1-4, Minnesota Quilters is also hosting my Back Basting Appliqué Workshop.  We will work on a block from the Noah and Matilda Quilt in each students chosen color way.

Looking forward to lots of fun!!
Happy Stitching,
For those of you who read all the way through, leave a comment if you would like a copy of the Minnesota Quilts, Creating Connections With Our Past, I'm sharing an extra copy!

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  1. It sounds like a wonderful weekend event! I would so love meet you, see in person your marvellous quilts and learn more about back basting. I hope it all goes very well :0)

  2. I'd love to see your quilts and hear their stories (and I love your blog). I enjoy the quilt history books that I own including Connecticut's, where I live. Thanks for the chance.

  3. So happy that there are people like you who share their treasures and precious stories from so long ago. Wish I could be there. Enjoy your time with these wonderful quilters.

  4. That sounds like a wonderful meeting you are looking forward to!
    Wish I could 'hop' over and join. I would love to see your beautiful quilts. I am surt everyone who can attent will have a blast!

  5. Seeing so many hexie guilts sounds amazing!!! Wish I could be there but best wishes to all of you and your time together :)

  6. It looks like it will be a wonderful presentation--wish I could be there!

  7. Wish I could be there and see your wonderful quilts!

  8. What a wonderful weekend, if only....... lucky, lucky Minnesota ladies. Have a great time.

  9. You certainly have a busy few days, but so fun. I have been eyeing the Minnesota documentation book every since my son moved there. Would be great to win one. lhs4664(at)q(dot)com

  10. That first quilt you show just boggles my mind!
    What a privilege for those that live close enough to attend your presentations!

  11. Oh I'd love to be there to hear you and see the quilts in person..sounds like a lovely presentation and class hugs, Julierose

  12. Wish I was close enough to attend. Would love to see your quilts!

  13. I really envy the lucky girls who are able to attend your lectures and class, Dawn, but one day I was such a lucky girl, and what a privilege it was to see the quilts from your collection, and to attend your workshop (I am still doing some backbasting now and then). But I guess I have not seen all of your collection...
    I really would like to win a copy, so I can enjoy a little bit of it over here in Holland.
    Have fun at the Minnesate Guild meetings!

  14. Having enjoyed one of your presentations at your home, I know the guild is in for a special informative meeting. Your collection is outstanding.

  15. I wish I lived closer and could attend. It sounds like a couple of great days. Have a good time and best of luck.

  16. Oh, I wish...... luckily you brought some of your quilts for me to see and discover when you visited, very special for me. Here's to hoping there will be another chance some day. Have a lovely time.

  17. I will be there on Thursday night--looking forward to it!!!

  18. Dawn: I enjoyed your quilts and antique fabrics before you moved, and now I'm missing you! Have fun at the Minnesota guild meeting. They are in for a real treat!!

  19. I would love to see your collection of hexagon quilts. Good luck with your presentation, I am sure it will be very interesting. My favorite quilt reference books are the one with state documentations.

  20. I would love to have the Minnesota book to add to my collection of state quilt history books. Do you travel to Texas for quilt programs? It would be great if you could come to our guild in Tyler and share some quilt history.

  21. I would love to see those quilts, but unfortunately I can't. aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com


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