Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Beauty Secrets" Talk: NWQ Show, Expo, Friday @ Noon

Rocky Mountain Road / Rocky Mount of Scotland, c. 1870, Kentucky
I will be giving a talk on Friday, March 11th at noon during the Northwest Quilters Show at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center. The talk is called "Beauty Secrets" - the same name as the exhibit that will take place in the summer at the Benton County Historical Museum - and at the NW Quilters Show, I will show selections from the upcoming exhibit.

Chinese Fans / New York Beauty - a variation, c. 1940
The talk will include examples from more than 150 years of history as seen in one quilt pattern, as well as variations on the pattern. We will view richly detailed civil war era quilts, streamlined and reinvented versions of the Victorian era and colonial revival, quilts with soft colors indigenous to the depression era, and the wildly explosive, bursting-with-color, recently made quilts.

The Northwest Quilters Show will take place on March 10th, 11th and 12th at the Portland Expo Center, Hall A at 2060 North Marine Drive, Portland. Paid parking is available, and Expo is accessible by the MAX train. The Oregon Quilt Project will be documenting quilts on Saturday, and there may still be a few appointments available to have your quilts documented. For additional details about the Northwest Quilters Show click here.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be in the area, hope to get to see this!