Executive director Amy Milne & board member Michele Muska
This post is a bit of a recap about a wonderful event that occurred Saturday, July 20th, in Herndon, VA. The Quilt Alliance mission is to document the stories of quilts and the people who make them. As the world of technology shifts we are carried along with it. Some methods of documentation are as relevant today as they were 200 years ago. How can we integrate the new digital technology, be it images or audio/video files, and preserve information? These were the questions that were discussed in the day-long conference.
Along with Michele Muska, my friend and fellow Quilt Alliance board member, I facilitated a workshop on quilt labels.
The amazing Allie Aller discusses the story behind her quilt,
and creates a custom label during our first workshop
Michele Muska shows our group quilt that will be
donated to the International Quilt Association silent auction.
Jannekin Smucker gives the keynote lecture:
"Quilt Stories: Storied Quilts"
Quilters: Save Our Stories
Our workshop participants enjoyed creating
custom labels with textile paint, stencils, and Pentel Gel Roller Fabric pens!
Finally, students observed a demonstration of Story Patches by Stkr.it
It was fun to demonstrate how simple this product is to use.
I'm writing a review of this product for an upcoming Quilting Arts issue!
In addition to the wonderful conference we were thrilled to be in the same location as the newly-opened Sacred Threads exhibition. The quilts in this collection were very moving. Maggie Weiss' quilt, entitled "Loss", brought me to tears. If you have an opportunity to visit the Sacred Threads exhibition, which will travel nationally, be sure to see it!