Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Quilt Day in CT

Quilt Day at the Windham Textile & History Museum

June 11, 2016

The Windham Textile & History Museum will be host to a textile festival in June and the first of three days is Quilt Day. On June 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm there will be demos, lectures, a vendor mall and art displays. Artwork will be on display by Melanie Johnston, Joan Blade JohnsonCatherine Whall Smith and Barbara Barber.

Melanie Johnston
Melanie is an artist working with textiles. Her subject matter ranges from the realistic to collage and abstract. She uses commercial and hand dyed cotton and silk as well as any other interesting fabric that strikes her fancy. She particularly enjoys dyeing and painting her own fabric using a variety of techniques from ice dyeing and shibori to gradation and whole cloth.

Joan Blade Johnson
Joan is a fiber artist who has long been interested in all things fiber. In the last several years, she has become fascinated by the entire creative process involved in composing fiber art pieces using non-traditional methods and materials to achieve her artistic vision, most often inspired by nature and her original nature photography.

Catherine Whall Smith
Catherine is a quilter living in Chaplin, CT. She designs her quilts through the process of discovery; discovery of the relationships of fabric, pattern, color and a limited variety of shapes. All of her art quilts are traditionally hand quilted.

Here is what is happening throughout the day:

Allison Wilbur                  Vintage Fiber Art Embellishments
Carol R. Eaton                 Unique Hand-Dyed & Painted Fabric
Michele Palmer                Vintage Fabrics & Textile Books
MJ Fiber Art                    Hand-Dyed Silk Scarves & Fiber Art
Schillers Sewing Circle     Sewing & Embroidery Machines Demo
Stitch Chicks                   Quilting Fabric & Notions

Heartstrings                    Melanie & Mack Johnston
                                      Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin & Guitar
Sally Rogers                     Folk & Mill Music

Schillers Sewing Circle      Sewing & Embroidery Machines
Carol R. Eaton                  Designing a Quilt
12:00 pm  Catherine Whall Smith                                    
                Hand Quilting
 1:00 pm  Sally Rogers                                                    
               Folk & Mill Songs
 2:00 pm  Catherine Whall Smith & Joan Blade Johnson     
               Printed Images on Fabric
 3:00 pm  Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop                                   
               Working with Pre-Cut Fabric

Main Building, Second Floor
11:00 am  Hope Barton          SAQA Trunk Show
11:45 am  Rita Hannafin        Modern Quilting
 1:15 pm  Allison Wilbur         Quilts for Change
 2:00 pm  Barbara Barber       Mill Girls Painted Quilts
 2:45 pm  Lois Palmer            Anatomy of a Quilt Appraisal
               Certified Quilt Appraiser

The Museum is located at 411 Main St. in Willimantic, CT, 860 456-2178. There will be food available for purchase at the museum. 

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