Please join me for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance‘s one-day educational conference sponsored by Handi Quilter, Inc.,called Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age on Saturday, July 20 at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
My keynote address, “Quilt Stories/Storied Quilts,” will explore how and why people who love quilts – the makers, the owners, the users, the preservers – continually layer new meaning onto these objects.
During the demonstration portion of the event, pioneering fabric designer and award-winning quilter Jinny Beyer will be interviewed for the Q.S.O.S. project by Luana Rubin, veteran quilt world designer, writer and entrepreneur.
Workshops will share techniques and strategies for documenting and sharing quilts using digital technologies and social media. Presenters include Kyra Hicks, Pat Sloan, Meg Cox, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Michele Muska, Pauline Macaulay and Emma Parker. A panel discussion titled “Patching the Holes: Curators Reveal How They Solve the Mysteries of Unlabeled Quilts and What They Wish Every Quilt Could Tell Them” will feature prominent textile curators Nancy Bavor, Marin Hanson, Suzanne McDowell and Mary Worrall.