SEWING YOUR STORY: Family heirloom crazy quilt, 9 years in the making. Includes family history and all techniques used in making a crazy quilt. National winner for embellishment. In addition, other quilts made by family members are shown as well as other examples of vintage crazy quilts.
HANDBAGS 1875 TO PRESENT AND WOMEN'S ROLES DURING THOSE ERAS: Trunk show of 75 unique handbags along with a needlework sample from each era. Examples: Miser Bag, circa 1875 , beaded bags from the Flapper days, Lucite and celluloid bags, as well as many others including my originally hand stitched purses. A fun program for anyone who carries a purse.
PRESIDENTS’ QUILTS: Hand embroidered originally designed quilts, one for Democrats,
one for Republicans plus an Ohio Quilt: Ohio, The Mother of Presidents. Trunk show includes the techniques used in making the quilts and interesting tidbits about many of the presidents and their wives.
EMBELLISH WITH RELISH: A trunk show of my embellished quilts, many finished, some in the process and a few that will never be finished. A lot of fun to share because we all can relate. Includes my stitch sample book, my first embellished art quilt, small quilts that have been classes and workshops,and new ones on the horizon. A lot of fun to share!!
OH, THOSE PEA PICKIN' PINCUSHIONS:
New in 2018. As quilters, we all have many of these utilitarian and sometimes whimsical little sewing accessories. Take a walk through many decades of pincushions, the oldest one coming from the UK. This pincushion was made by a WW1 soldier sent home to his sweetheart. As with my other lectures, there is always a story or history to explore. I bring 50 different pincushions or related items of interest. A great way to spend 30 minutes at a guild meeting.