2018 MQ Quilt Show and Conference

Lecture Pass

Lecture Pass
If you pre-register for the show, we're offering a lecture pass that will get you into all of our lectures. For $30 for MQ members or $36 for non-MQ Members you can attend as many lectures as you want. Of course, you can still purchase single lectures. The lecture pass is not available for purchase at the show, so you must pre-register to get this savings.

Thursday Lectures

TL09A: What Were the Judges Thinking?Lecturer: Kathie Kerler9:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

If you have attended quilt shows filled with one great quilt after another and wondered how the judges chose the winner, this workshop explains the process. Learn how judges evaluate quilts using the judging pathway: general appearance, design, and workmanship.

TL10A: Razzle Dazzle Your QuiltsLecturer: Kathy McNeil11:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for viewers to find in her quilts. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows because of their strong "Visual Impact." Kathy will share tips and creative techniques for adding fun visual effects to your own quilts.

TL05P: Creative Spaces: Turn Your Sewing Room into a Creative StudioLecturer: Kimberly Einmo1:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Whether you have a small, shared room or the most palatial space, your sewing room should be a place where you feel happy and inspired to create! Being a military wife with 15 moves under her belt, Kimberly has set up sewing studios in each of her homes and is excited to share what she's learned for making the most of the space you've got. She'll share photos of her sewing rooms, her favorite (and not-so-favorite) features of what works and what doesn't, and her best tips for setting up your own creative haven. Then, sit back and enjoy a personal tour of today's top quilting stars' studios – both clean and cluttered - as they open the doors to their spaces and share their favorite features and tips that you can easily implement. This fun, informative, and inspiring "parade-of-homes-style" visit will provide a wealth of ideas and tips for transforming your own space into a place where you can be your most creative!

TL12P: Introverts Guide to Surviving an Art ShowLecturer: Becka Rahn3:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Whether it is your first show or your fifteenth, there is an art to representing and talking about your work without feeling like you are the one hung up for display. This talk will help you strategize ways to make your next art show an experience you love (and it might even help your sales too).

TL11E: The Story Behind the Van Gogh ChallengeLecturer: Karla Overland6:15PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

In 2015, Cherrywood launched the first in a series of challenges that has taken on a life of its own. The success of this contest is based on the word "cohesive." The quilts are made from the same strong color, the same type of fabric, the same size and the same theme. Karla Overland, owner of Cherrywood, will tell the story about how the idea started, who helped it grow, and the exciting places it is going in the future.

Friday Lectures

FL19A: Threads of TimeLecturer: Sharyn Resvick8:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Sharon will describe her quilting journey through the creation of 75 mini quilts that tell the story of quilting styles from the early 19th century to present day.

FL02A: Green Cheetahs and Lounge Lizards: A Trip Through the Creative MindLecturer: Barbara Yates Beasley9:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)

Join artist and quilter Barbara Yates Beasley as she takes you on a journey exploring the creative decisions that become her fanciful animals.

Have you ever wondered why there are green cheetahs, purple tigers, and shiny lounge lizards? Her large collection of commercial fabrics is a driving force behind many of the animals. Beasley will break down her process and explore the inspiration behind those crazy Animals with Attitude.

FL07A: Perfection is OverratedLecturer: Beth Helfter11:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)

A lively presentation of Beth's quiltmaking journey, from her first frighteningly awful attempt at self taught quilting to eventually founding Eva Paige Quilt Designs with her own line of unique patterns.

FL17P: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Machine Quilting But Didn't Know Who to AskLecturer: Joanie Zeier Poole2:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)  

Joanie brings years of exprience teaching thousands of students to become partners with their domestic machines for completing their own quilts with free motion quilting. This informal presentation focuses on the building blocks for mastering machine quilting and learning how the correct supplies and techniques work to support one another. To be successful quilting a large quilt with a small machine you must be willing to open your mind to some suprising new ideas.

Saturday Lectures

SL18A: AQSG's Study of 19th Century Basket QuiltsLecturer: Dawn Cook Ronningen10:00AMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)

A PowerPoint presentation describing the American Quilt Study Group and the traveling exhibit of 25 reproduction basket quilts on display at the show. Included in the presentation is an overview of the history of basket quilts.

SL04P: Star Gazing: Star Theme Quilts From Antique to ModernLecturer: Bonnie Dwyer1:00PMCost: $10 (member) / $12 (non-member)

Stars have always been a popular design motif in quiltmaking. This star-themed program showcases many different styles of quilts, spanning 185+ years from the 1830's to today. Actual quilts from private collections will be shown; this is not a slide show.

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