Speakers & Topics

Talks, Workshops, Interactive Activities, and Demonstrations

 

23 Different Topics (some offered more than once) by 15 Instructors 

The list below includes our courses under the instructor's name.

 

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Tammy Reid, Featured Exhibitor, 2021 Quilt Extravaganza

Every Quilt Has a Story - Sept 11th

 Topic Categories Include:

  1. History or Historical, and Quilt Collection Topics:  4-weekend series – weeks 1, 3, 5, 7

  2. Art & Creative:  2 -weekend series – weeks 2 & 4

  3. Technical & Next Generation of Quilters:  2-weekend series – weeks 6 & 8

Alana Smith, Director, 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House and President, Westport Historical Society, Kansas City, MO

  1. Celebrating 166 Years of HKH Quilt Collection & Guest Collections - Sept 4th

Allison Banaka Herndon, Quilter and Sassy Stitchers Guild member, Blue Springs Missouri MO

  1. Repurposing Old and Worn Out Quilts - Sept 5th

Amy Barickman, author, pattern designer, educator, lecturer, blogger, founder of Indygo Junction, a fabric arts craft book and pattern publishing company, the Vintage Workshop, a retro and antique image library, and mom, Prairie Village, KS

  1. Feedsack Fabric and Quilts - Oct 9

Carolyn Sadler, Owner, Seams Sew Nice sponsored by The Museum of Creativity in Ft. Scott KS

  1. “A Taste of Quilting” - Miniature & Small Quilts - Oct 23rd

  2. WORKSHOP: A Mini Quilt Experience (ages 12 up) - Oct 23rd

Catherine Reinhart, an Interdisciplinary Artist, Ames Iowa (Catherine creates works with abandoned textiles centered on the themes of domestic labor, connection and care.)

  1. The Collective Mending Session Project and New Artist-Mothers Giving Voice to the Maternal and Domestic Experience (especially as it may be related to the world of Quilting) and How the HKH may work with Communal Actions of Mending Together in the Future - Oct 24th

The Collective Mending portion of her talk may lead to developing plans for hosting a workshop here, next fall.  

Christine Pembrook,  Quilt Historian, and owner of Vintage Charm and member of the Lee's Summit Quilt Guild, Lee's Summit, Missouri (Christine evaluated and assigned the date age or range to all of the quilts in the Extravaganza Exhibition.)

  1. How Old is My Quilt?: Identification Clues, 1850s-Today Trunk Show - Oct 3rd & 16th

  2. Quilts Made by Enslaved Women: Truths, Myths and Stories - Oct 3rd 

Dakota Redford, Director, Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, MO

  1. Why Old Things Matter - Sept 4th

  2. See the Big Picture I: Look Beyond the Pattern to How It Was Made - Sept 11th 

  3. See the Big Picture II: The Meaning of Symbols Yesterday and Today and How they Change Over Time - Sept 11th

  4. Land that I Love - Red White & Blue Quilts from Around the State (MO) - Oct 17th 

Holly Grey, Experienced Quilter and member of Sassy Quilters, Blue Spring, MO

  1. INFORMAL SHARE & TELL: Can You Help Me Solve This? - Sept 4 and 19th, plus Oct 3rd

Marla Jackson, Executive Director, Marla Quilt's Inc. African American Museum and Textile Academy, Lawrence KS

  1. Quilts by Enslaved Women, Gee’s Bend & Underground Railroad Quilts - Oct 16th

  2. Her Story & Trunk Show - Oct 17th

Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, Overland Park KS

  1. Printing Techniques and Dyes used in Antique Textiles  - Sept 4th

  2. Red & Green Quilts: The history of the color combination itself and the dyes during the period - Sept 5th

  3. TALK & DEMO Celebrating the Blues & Africa’s Gift to the World:  (25 person minimum) - Oct 2nd

Jean Turvey, Quilter and member of the Starlight Quilt Guild, Overland Park KS

  1. The Suffrage Quilt Series: A Collection of 36 Mini Quilts Commissioned by the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historical Site, made by the Starlight Quilt Guild, Overland Park Kansas - Oct 17th

Mary Fons, is a writer, quilter, lecturer, current editor in chief of Quiltfolk magazine and past editor and creative director of Quilty magazine

  1. The History of Quilts in America - Sept 12th

Mary Payne and Mackenzie Rooney, Westport Historical Society Volunteers

  1. KID’S INTERACTIVE CREATIVE PLAYSHOP (age 5-10, MAX 10 children at a time) on Sept 11th & 19th 

Sarah Tucker Poff, M.Ed., Course Instructor and Former Board Member for the 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House, Multimedia-Storyteller.com

  1. KID’S WORKSHOP – Rag Dolls: Learning from Laura (MAX 25 kids, ages 5 & up) - Oct 23rd

Tia Curtis, Owner, Tia Curtis Quilts and a member of the KC Modern Art Quilt Guild and the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild

  1. Quilting Business 101: Setting Up a Business - Sept 5th & 12th

 

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