2017 MQ Quilt Show and Conference

Lecture Pass

Lecture Pass
We had such a good response to the lecture pass last year, we've decided to continue this option those of you who love to attend lectures at the show. If you pre-register for the show, we're offering a lecture pass that will get you into almost all of our lectures. The Thursday Dessert Lecture and the Friday Breakfast Lecture are not included, but for $25 for MQ members or $30 for non-MQ Members you can attend as many lectures as you want. Of course, you can still purchase single lectures. The bargain is NOT available for purchase at the show, so you must pre-register to get this savings.


TL12A: The Art of Realistic Fabric ArtLecturer: Bonnie Langenfeld10:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member) 

Essential art elements and techniques for realism such as lines of perspective, using color for depth, fabric choices and stitch techniques will be covered in this forty-five minute lecture by Bonnie Langenfeld. Many pictures of her in-progress work and completed pieces will be shown.

TL03N: Let's Get Hexed!Lecturer: Mickey Depre12:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member) 

An interactive lecture/demo/audience participation event that includes a small trunk show of English Paper Pieced quilts, some made by Mickey, some antique. She will take you thru basting a Hexie during the Power Point presentation that will be filled with tips and tricks about English Paper Piecing! She will provide the EPP papers; audience needs to bring two 3.5? squares of fabric, one pin, one needle, basting thread and small scissors. Thimble is optional.

TL11P: Random Acts of QuiltingLecturer: Mary Elizabeth Kinch2:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member) 

An educational, and entertaining look at "real life" quilting presented along with a trunk show. Great ideas and lessons learned (some the hard way) are shared and some of the sacrosanct rules that can and should be broken are revealed. Topics include the chaos theory of quilting, fabric shockers, industry secrets (did you know fabrics can "explode"?), approaches to borders and bindings, and other brilliant quilting insights.

TL04P: Judges’ PanelLecturer: Kate Eelkema/Lorraine Covington5:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member) 

Join this year's judges as they explain their process for judging quilts at national shows. Discover how they determine winning piecing, quilting, binding, use of color, embellishing and overall creativity. Once you discover what they are looking for you will have a better idea of how to perfect your techniques before the next judged competition. Free to all entrants in MQ's Judged Exhibit.

TL19E: Two Friends – Many QuiltsLecturer: Claudia Clark Myers/Marilyn Badger 6:30PMCost: $20 (member) / $25 (non-member)Dessert Lecture (Not included with Bargain Lecture Pass) 

This lecture accompanies a collection of some of the twenty-two quilts that Marilyn and Claudia have made together. In 2001, they collaborated on "Mediterranean Beauty", a raffle quilt which won several awards, including a Judges Choice at the AQS Paducah Show and Best of Show at the Minnesota Quilter's SHow and Conference in St Cloud. This sparked the beginning of a long quilting friendship that reaches from Duluth, Minnesota to St George, Utah. They continue to treasure their creative relationship and hope you enjoy seeing the interesting changes in their quilting evolution that have taken place over the last fifteen years.


FL18A: "The Lion King"Lecturer: Karla Overland8:00AMCost: $20 (member) / $25 (non-member)Breakfast Lecture (Not included with Bargain Lecture Pass)  

Karla Overland is the owner of Cherrywood Fabrics, the originator of "The Lion King" Challenge. This amazing collection of 20 x 20 small quilts was inspired by the story, music, costumes and message of the movie and Broadway musical, as well as the mighty king of the jungle. The jaw-dropping exhibit by 120 artists was selected from 356 submissions and is held together by cohesive size, color, theme and fabric.

FL01A: "Lions, Llamas, and Bears! Oh, My"Lecturer: Barbara Yate Beasley 10:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Barbara Yates Beasley knows all about animals, their special healing skills, their personalities and attitudes, and those captivating eyes! She will share many works with us created to honor members of the animal kingdom in fabric collage. With her camera always at the ready, she captures images of animals wherever she goes. These later become the basis for her patterns and a roadmap to the animal’s soul. By capturing and communicating a sense of joy or connection and highlighting the animal world around us, Barbara hopes to foster a deeper understanding and compassion for the animals—and for ourselves.

FL16P: Working Through Quilting Design Paralysis – How I Choose to Quilt My TopsLecturer: Kari Schell2:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

The biggest challenge most longarm quilters face is, "How do I quilt this?" Kari has worked through a process to analyze a quilt top and then create a series of unique designs in Art and Stitch to complement the quilt. She will share her technique with you during this lecture and will work through a number of "real life" examples. This lecture provides information for all quilters (not just those with Art and Stitch or other digitizing software).


SL09A: Quilt Artist’s JourneyLecturer: Lola Jenkins10:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Lola Jenkins’ art evolved out of great personal tragedy in her life, yet she is one of the warmest and funniest teachers and lecturers presenting on the quilting circuit today. Walk with her as she describes how she learned to create with no formal instruction and limited resources. She presents a hilariously funny but very informative and skillful talk about her unique and passionate vision.

SL05N: Strip Your StashLecturer: Gudrun Erla12:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Gudrun Erla has designed and published multiple strip patterns and books, and a ruler called the Stripology Ruler. This lecture will take you through her strip collecting process, how she chooses strips for quilts, color combination and choices in scrappy quilts, and how to choose background fabrics and accents to pull your scrappy goodness together. She will demonstrate how the Stripology Ruler works and show multiple quilts along the way.

SL07P: A Practical Approach to ColorLecturer: Becky Goldsmith 2:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

You walk around with your eyes open - but how much do you really see? It's amazing what you can learn about color just by paying attention! Becky will share what she has figured out about color over the years, and how you can use this knowledge in your own quilts.

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