At our June meeting, we welcomed quilt historian (and recent Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild member!) Merikay Waldvogel for a lecture on 200 years of Tennessee quilts. A 2009 inductee in the Quilters Hall of Fame, Merikay was one of the key players in the late 20th century quilt history revival. Merikay discussed her research of Tennessee quilts with coauthor Bets Ramsey and their discoveries as they traveled and evaluated thousands of quilts originating in Tennessee, including surprisingly sophisticated applique work and the proliferation of scrap and crazy quilts. Merikay also encouraged us all to explore the Quilt Index at http://quiltindex.org/, a vast resource on information about quilts, quiltmakers, and quiltmaking.
And it's not a KMQG meeting without a little show and tell. Here are some highlights:
|Taylor used her mother's collection of Japanese fabrics in this masterpiece.
|Sarah's strip quilt featuring fabrics by Carolyn Friedlander
|Sarah's hashtag baby quilt
|Another quilt by Sarah (she had a busy month!)