Lectures

Each lecture is $15 per person. No lunch is included. Use the Payment Form to purchase your seat and your admission in advance and save $3.


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 1:00pm

timnatarr

Timna Tarr  –  Flying Colors Trunk Show

Timna is known for making fun, colorful, award-winning quilts. Join her for a trunk show of her quilting journey. She talks about her design and color choices, as well as the personal stories behind the quilts.

Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients’ quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is an in-demand teacher and speaker, traveling across the U.S. She lives in South Hadley, MA and works out of her studio in Holyoke, MA.

Read more about Timna Tarr at TimnaTarr.com


Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:00pm

debbybrown

Debby Brown – More or Less Quilting

“I began a public design experiment starting with a simple quilt (three pieces of fabric) and machine quilting in one color of thread. Once that first quilt was done, I saw one area that I wanted to change so I pieced another simple quilt and quilted it again. Then I saw another area that I wanted to change… I loved every minute of this project and learned so much about the evolution of design.

This lecture chronicles the progression of small changes that ended with a spectacular result!”

A seamstress from her youth, Debby transitioned into quilting while expecting her first child. Thirty years and thousands of quilts later, she is an award-winning quilter who has published quilts, patterns, articles and columns in major quilting magazines, and authored two books.

She teaches at national and international quilting shows, has filmed HQ Sweet Sixteen® instructional DVDs and has taught multiple machine quilting classes on Craftsy.

When not traveling to spread her fun brand of quilting, Debby creates in her studio in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Debby and her husband enjoy plotting how best to spoil their grandchildren.

Read more about Debby Brown at DebbyBrownQuilts.com.