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August, 2015

KAFFE FASSETT’S ANCESTRAL GIFTS EXHIBITION

May. 15, 2015 - Sep. 05, 2015
Internationally renowned artist and designer, Kaffe Fassett will deliver his Glorious Colour Lecture in York, in May, to celebrate the opening of Ancestral Gifts, his first solo exhibition at the Quilt Museum and Gallery. He will also lead two, full-day workshops in July exploring design and colour in quilts using his stunning Rustic Checkerboard Medallion quilt for inspiration. Ancestral Gifts runs from 15 May –5 September 2015 and will include 15 heritage quilts personally selected from The Quilters’ Guild Collection by Kaffe Fassett, alongside 15 new quilts designed by Kaffe and created in response to these significant pieces. “There is something extraordinarily exciting about bringing together the familiar with the unfamiliar”, said Kaffe. To mark this landmark event, a commemorative book, Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts, will include stunning pictures of the new quilts photographed against the backdrop of an historic building in rural Lincolnshire as well as photographs of the heritage quilts that they were inspired by. Patterns, templates and instructions for each of Kaffe’s quilts will also be included. Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts is published by Rowan and is the 17th in their series of patchwork and quilting books by Kaffe and his team of designers; it will be available in summer 2015 (price £18.50). “We are thrilled that the Patron to The Quilters’ Guild and one of our most celebrated textile designers and artists is not only curating Ancestral Gifts but taking this opportunity to create an entirely new collection of quilts. It’s a unique and exciting collaboration for the Quilt Museum and Gallery”, said Shirley Collier, Museum Manager. Kaffe Fassett Glorious Colour Lecture 14th May 2015, 19:00 – 20:30 (drinks from 18:30) Price: £15, £12.50 (QGBI member). Venue: Main Hall, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET Kaffe’s presentation will feature his latest projects, including his patchwork quilts, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. A tremendous amount of Kaffe's inspiration comes from his continual travels and his lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their "mind's eye". The ticket price includes a glass of Prosecco, and there will also be copies of Kaffe’s books available to buy. Kaffe Fassett Design and Colour full-day workshops 30 & 31 July, 10:00 – 16:00 Price: £135, £100 (QGBI member) including lunch, refreshments and free parking Venue: Duchess of Hamilton Suite, National Railway Museum, York Inspired by Kaffe’s design for his Rustic Checkerboard Medallion quilt, Kaffe and Brandon Mably will take participants through the same process they use for designing their own quilts, choosing colours that work together and getting them to move out of their colour comfort zone. Participants will arrange fabric pieces on a design flannel that can be folded up at the end of the workshop, ready to take home and sew. There will be no sewing during the class; this is a class learning about colour. To book tickets for any of the Ancestral Gifts events contact the Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, England YO1 7PW, Tel: 01904 613 242, email: admin@quiltersguild.org.uk or book online through the events page at www.quiltersguild.org.uk The Quilters’ Guild Collection Since its formation in 1979, The Quilters' Guild has built up a unique collection of antique and contemporary quilts from around the British Isles. The collection has grown due to both donations and acquisitions and now numbers over 800 items, from the earliest known dated British patchwork the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet to recent pieces by contemporary quilt makers. As well as full size quilts and coverlets, the collection includes miniature pieces, quilted clothing, small domestic items templates, tools and quilting equipment. For hi-res images and further details please contact jane@cinnamonpublishing.com The Museum closes during exhibition changeovers. Please check the website www.quiltmuseum.org.uk or phone 01904 613 242 to check on opening times. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am–4pm, Admission charges apply. Information contained in this press release was correct at the time of issue. Contact: Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, England YO1 7PW Tel: 01904 613 242, Email: admin@quiltersguild.org.uk The Quilt Museum and Gallery is an independent museum operated by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The Guild is a registered in England and Wales as a charity no.1067361 and a company limited by guarantee no. 3447631. The Guild is registered as a charity in Scotland no. SC043174. The Museum and Gallery has been awarded the following: • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 • Finalist in the Visit York Tourism Awards for Visitor Attraction of the year (under 50, 000) 2014 • Arts Council England Accredited Museum 2013 • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and ‘Hidden Gem’ 2014

Autumn Gems Quilt Show

Jul. 13, 2015 - Sep. 29, 2015
400+ quilts, featured artist Trish Williams, Gem of the Year, bed turning, raffle quilt, community service projects display, silent auction, 27 vendors, lunch on site, free parking (mention quilt show) AQS appraisals (by appt.)

Upcoming Exhibitions at Visions Art Museum

Jul. 18, 2015 - Oct. 04, 2015
Collectors’ Showcase Shaping Space: Kate Stiassni Balboa Park Arches: Linda Anderson, Karen Cunagin, Jane LaFazio, Peggy Martin, Nelda McComb At the Beach Visions Members’ Challenge

The Festival of Quilts

Aug. 06, 2015 - Aug. 09, 2015
The Festival of Quilts is a celebration of quilting, with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from international artists and over 1,000 competition quilts, plus we have the workshop programmes which include hands-on workshops and lectures. Our gallery exhibitions showcase work from leading international quilt artists. We display over 1,000 entries from our quilt competition, with entries from complete beginners and children and schools, through top the experience and professional quilters. 300 companies will be exhibiting all patchwork and quilting related supplies: fabrics, wadding, threads, sewing machine and notions. Returning this year we have the Festival Theatre offering lectures and demonstrations plus we have the Quick & Easy and Academy classes with over 300 classes to choose from, there’s something for everyone! We look forward to seeing you at the ultimate quilting experience!

The Festival of Quilts

Aug. 06, 2015 - Aug. 09, 2015
As Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show, The Festival of Quilts is colourful, vibrant and comprehensive. With over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, it is the ideal place to shop for all your quilting items. The Festival of Quilts showcases extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of over 1000 competition quilts – it’s the ultimate quilting experience. We have brought together a spectacular selection of 30 world-class galleries from artists as far afield as North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the UK. The Festival Theatre returns this year where some of our leading artists will offer lectures and where our Festival Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony will take place. This year’s programme includes talks from some of the world’s leading textile artists. Over 100 tutors will come together to share their skills as part of our workshop programme, with lectures, Quick & Easy workshops and more intensive learning in our Academy Classes. For more information visit www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk.

AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015

Aug. 12, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015
Experience the creative energy of Grand Rapids! Dazzling art and culture, awesome dining and nightlife, inspiring natural beauty, and exhilarating community spirit. Stroll the walkable downtown jam-packed with more than 90 restaurants, clubs, theaters and museums. Come to Grand Rapids, where every day is a work of art. Visit www.quiltweek.com/locations/grand-rapids for more information as it becomes available.

A Celebration of Quilts

Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 23, 2015
In addition to our beautiful quilts, we offer 20+ vendors, classes, demonstrations, raffle quilts, fat quarter baskets, silent auction, boutique of handmade items, book nook and secondhand shop

  • Sponsor: Prickly Fingers and Electric City Quilt Guilds
  • Location: Civic Center of Anderson, South Carolina, 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd
  • Admission: $5 per person
  • Contact: Lynn Brill (864) 964-0785
  • Email: glennlynn@bellsouth.net
  • Web Site Link: www.andersonscquilters.com