Lectures 

Lectures vary from 1 to 1 1/2 hours long


DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR QUILTERS

Description: More and more quilters are considering themselves textile artists. Just as with any of the more traditionally recognized art forms, their makers need to be aware of and have some facility with the elements and principles of design and including value, line, space, balance, unity, etc. This slide lecture is an introduction to those design essentials which we will examine embodied in quilts.


FINDING YOUR VOICE

Description: An overview of the steps to discover and develop your own personal style with a trunk show of Lorraine's work that follows her journey in finding her personal voice. The program ends with the story (and slide show) "The Bedspread"  about two old, invalid sisters who found their own uniques voices while decorating their bedspread.  

WEARABLE ART FOR EVERY BODY

Description: A look at how all of us - petite to large - can wear our art. Trunk show of garments that do and don't work for Lorraine's body type. Some showpiece garments on mannequins. Life size paper dolls in various body types with flattering paper garments. No slides. 

 

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE QUILTMAKING

Description: This lecture reviews Japanese needlework through the centuries, how the quilting movement began in Japan, how quilt guilds there are different from ours. The slide show looks at this and the work of contemporary quiltmakers of Japan.


WEARABLE ART: THE NEXT STEP FOR THE FASHION-CONCIOUS QUILTER

Description: Slides of unique clothing, historical and contemporary, made using the techniques of quiltmaking: piecing, appliqué, quilting and stitchery. Presented from the point of view of one who doesn't like to look like she's wearing a quilt! (Trunk show could be included.)