Lectures

We are delighted to be able to offer lectures from the following master quilters:

Luke Haynes - Architexture. Thursday 5th October 3:30pm

The inspirations and influences of Luke Haynes through fine art and design into quilting. His works are displayed in museums around the world.


Michele Hill - William Morris meets Beatrix Potter. Friday 6th October 12:15pm

Back in 1997 it was fate that William Morris and his designs influenced Michelle's quilt designs and more recently it was fate again that led her to Beatrix Potter. These talented artists had much in common and their lives were intertwined in many ways. Join Michelle on this visual journey as we wonder if they did actually ever meet.


Jenny Bowker - Stories Told in Textiles. Friday 6th October 7:30pm

Jenny has lived and worked in the Middle East for eighteen years. This is the story of textiles of the Middle East that tell stories of the region. 


Luana Rubin - Trends in Contemporary Quiltmaking. Saturday 7th October 12:15pm. 

NEW, ADDITIONAL LECTURE!  Take a trip around the world with over 200 quilt images. See how quilters in different countries use their own culture as inspiration for unique works of art, and how the minimalism of Modern Quilting is progressing as a design trend. Colour trends and techniques will be discussed, in this review of quilt art trends over the last year. The lecture includes quilts from Luana's visits to quilt festivals and exhibits in Birmingham England, Houston, Tokyo, and QuiltCon in Savannah. 


Brenda Gael Smith - The Art of Curating. Sunday 8th October 12:15pm

This brings three distinct imperatives: to select, to organise and to look after items in an exhibition. Drawing upon more than 12 years experience in exhibition administration, including several popular international touring exhibits, independent curator Brenda Gael Smith reflects on the delights and challenges of these imperatives providing insights and takeaway tips for both experienced and aspiring organisers and artists.


Pat Archibald - Design Tips for Making Exceptional Quilts Inspired by Travels. Sunday 8th October 7:30pm

Pat's adventures to far flung places fuel her creativity and inspire her work. Learn how she record s her experiences and observations on her travels and then distills these into meaningful and evocative designs. She will discuss colour choices, symbolism and the importance of working in series to enable you to use your own travel experiences as a basis for art quilts.


Jacquie Gering - Quilting Modern:Honouring Tradition. Monday 9th October 12:15pm

Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting.


Jane Dunnewold - Trial and Tribulation. Monday 9th October 7:30pm

A survey of the artist’s work, beginning as a self-taught embroiderer and quilter! Jane’s talk highlights numerous series - culminating in a current body of work entitled Quilt/Not Quilt - an exploration of unexpected materials and approaches to the quilted mixed media surface.


All lectures are at St Andrews College, 347 Papanui Road, Christchurch.

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