These programs are approximately one hour in length
FOLLOW THE PATCHWORK ROAD
Traveling to quilt events can be a wonderful experience but who knows what might happen along the way. This slide lecture is a humorous look at quilts plus the ups and downs in the continuing quest for more fabric. Shelly will bring along quilts inspired by and made from fabrics collected during her travels.
COLLECTING TOY SEWING MACHINES
Shelly has been collecting toy sewing machines for over thirty-five years. For this trunk show she will bring along many examples of vintage machines from her collection and share details about their history. Also shown will be quilts inspired by or made using toy machines.
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SMALL QUILTS: Miniature Heirlooms
This program can be presented as a slide lecture or as a lecture/trunk show. Viewers will be inspired to create their own small quilts when Shelly shares her enthusiasm for these little treasures. She will bring a large selection of her award winning miniatures along with some wonderful vintage doll quilts and a few other special small quilts she has collected.
STRING PIECING: Old Blocks - New Looks
Quilters will be excited by this simple but dramatic way to add originality and sparkle to traditional blocks. For this trunk show Shelly will display a large selection of quilts created with her technique and explain how easy it can be to create beautiful unique quilts by adding string pieced fabrics to those quilt blocks we are all so familiar with. Refer to the October 2001 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine.
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FROM TRADITIONAL TO HEAVY METAL:
A quilt makers journey - Trunk Show
Shelly will bring a large selection of her quilts and share their humorous stories while she tells how she went from making traditional handquilted pieces to art quilts made with her own hand dyed fabrics and embellished with found objects.