Voices in Cloth Demonstrations


Saturday, March 22

10:30 – 11:30 Bed Turning - A Special Trunk Show


San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Board Member Lynn Koolish shares a selection of quilts from the permanent collection of the museum. Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear about their history.



11:30 – 12:30
Strip Piecing: New Fabric from Scraps

Cynthia Hilton demonstrates strip piecing, a quick and easy way to create many beautiful quilts. Endless variety is possible from this basic technique for simple to complex pieced designs.

1:00 – 2:00
The Easy 'Magic' of Doll Faces

Aside from her story quilts, Sondra Von Burg loves to make story dolls. The character comes from the face, so every doll starts there. Come see Sondra demonstrate how she begins each doll and how they dictate the whole character.

2:00 – 3:00
Bed Turning – A Special Trunk Show

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Board Member Lynn Koolish shares a selection of quilts from the permanent collection of the museum. Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear about their history.

 

Sunday, March 23

10:30 – 11:30
Sondra's Original Leaf Block, or Free Form Half Square Curves

Sondra Von Burg, hates being precise, so she created this leaf block with no measuring and no templates. See how she "free form" cuts and sews curves to make leaves for her beautiful "Falling Leaves" quilt.

11:30 – 12:30
Sustainable Posture for Pain-Free Quilting

Laurie Leiber, Certified Pilates Instructor, will teach quilters how to use their core muscles to prevent painful overuse syndrome. Learn simple techniques to find and support sustainable posture using the right muscles for the job.

1:00 – 2:00
Two Modern Quilting Techniques: Big Stitch & Improv Cutting Without a Ruler

Pati Fried demonstrates quilting with an attitude: big stitch quilting is improvisational needlework using multiple strands of perl cotton. Stacey Sharman shows us how to fearlessly cut fabric without a ruler, and how to confidently sew it back together again.


2:00 – 3:00
Bed Turning – A Special Trunk Show

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Board Member Lynn Koolish shares a selection of quilts from the permanent collection of the museum. Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear about their history.