Where’s the Cotton?! Exquisite Quilts … Unexpected Materials
February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Before easy access to the local quilt shop, before internet shopping, how and where did one obtain materials for quilt making? And once a quiltmaker had a collection of available materials, how did those materials inform design and construction? What can we learn from quilts made with a restricted supply or unusual types or sizes of materials?
Sue Fox and Julia McLeod—aka Silk & Salvage—will take a wide-ranging look at quilts made from silk, linen, wool and other fabrics, such as clothing and manufacturing scraps … as well as quilts made during times of privation and necessity. Their talk showcases both historical and contemporary makers, and highlights some pretty awesome quilts. The trunk show includes both vintage pieces and some of their own work. Learn more about Silk &Salvage here.