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Luncheon Lectures

Two luncheon lectures are held at the show - one on Saturday and one on Sunday - both at noon. Box lunches are available and include admission to the lecture. The boxes are comprised of a sandwich, side salad, bag of chips, cookie, and cold beverage. This show's sandwich choices are roast beef with American cheese, lettuce, on a tomato wrap; sliced turkey with bacon, lettuce and tomato on a seeded roll; or egg salad with lettuce and tomato on a flaky croissant.

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Saturday, April 2 at noon - Kris Driessen
Catching the Muse

Kris Driessen is a local area quiltmaker, quilt historian, quilting teacher, author, researcher, and lecturer. Her articles on dating, cleaning and just plain appreciating antique and vintage quilts have appeared in many publications including American Quilter, Traditional Quiltworks, Quilting Today, Vintage Quilts, Sew What’s New, McCall’s Quilting, Country Home, Quilt History, Planet Patchwork, the Collectors Journal 11th Annual Repair & Restoration Register, Country Living, Material Facts (Australia), the Cypress Creek Newsletter, and others.

Kris has been on the faculty of several major events, including NY Quilts!, Quilts at the Crossroads, the Virginia Quilt Consortium, and DSQDS. Her quilts and antique quilts have been exhibited at numerous quilt shows including NY Quilts in Troy NY, Common Threads in Vestal NY and Pens & Needles: 19th and 20th Century Signature Quilts at AQS in Paducah KY.

This lecture is a friendly talk and trunk show encouraging quilters to unleash their creativity and create a quilt design that represents their unique style. Kris will focus on the influence of antique quilts on her current designing. Kris’ lectures will feature quilts from her own collection. Everything she brings can be touched and examined closely. Kris encourages student participation and discussion.

Sunday, April 3 at noon - Nancy Mahoney
Two Block Wonders

Nancy Mahoney is an author, teacher and fabric designer who has enjoyed making quilts for over 25 years. Her beautiful quilts have been featured in many books and in over 175 national and international quilt magazines. She has created over 100 quilt patterns for a number of fabric manufacturers. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections for P&B Textiles and Clothworks. She has authored 13 books, including Simple Circles and Gentle Curves (2013), Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing (2012), Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts (2011) and Treasures from the 30s (2010).

Nancy has taught many workshops nationwide for guilds, shops and conferences; including International Quilt Festival (Houston), Minnesota Quilter’s Conference, Kentucky Getaway, Road to California, A Mountain Quiltfest (Tennessee) and many more.

In this lecture Nancy unlocks the mystery and doubles your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side by side to create extraordinary quilts. You’ll learn how every quilter, regardless of the skill level, can make unique quilts. Nancy has made over 50 two-block quilts and she’ll share tips for successfully pairing-up blocks to create dazzling quilts. After the lecture, the audience is encouraged to ask questions and to examine the quilts close-up.