Our virtual quilt events, known as Tuesdays@12 are the perfect break you need from your creative efforts. Be inspired by our featured quilt artists and learn new facts about the quilt industry. We try to host two virtual quilt events per month. You can see our current calendar below.

Quilt Collectors: The How and the Why

Virtual Quilt Event

January 18, 2022, Noon CT

We’ve invited two quilt collectors from our current exhibit Here Comes the Sun to come and share how they became collectors and their experiences in collecting quilts. This Tuesday@12 will take place on January 18, 2022 at Noon CT.

Cost: $0

Where: Online

Bill and his wife, Linda, have an extensive collection of quilts and have published a variety of books, including “New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection”. We have one of those New York Beauty’s in our Here Comes the Sun exhibit.

Bill Volckening bought his first quilt in 1989 to display on a wall in his home. He soon realized that he was going to need to rotate the quilt due to its age and value, so he bought another. It snowballed from there.

You can learn more about Bill and Linda’s adventures on his blog Wonkeyworld

Roderick Kiracofe

Roderick started collecting old things he found in his family’s basement, garage, and his grandmother’s home in small town Indiana. This passion soon turned into attending auctions and his interest in things from the past grew.  

Once he was introduced to “unexpected” quilts of the last half of the 20th century he started to check out eBay and other sources to find these quilts. Roderick is most passionate about pieced quilts, often crudely quilted or tied, and full of printed fabrics.  Most importantly, they are the quirky, funky, and soulful expressions of a quiltmaker who broke the rules.

Roderick wrote a book about these quilts called the Unconventional & Unexpected. Due to its popularity, Roderick and Quiltfolk put together an expanded second edition. You can read more about Roderick and his quilt collections at https://www.roderickkiracofe.com/main.

Join us on Tuesday, January 18 at noon CT to learn more about Bill, Linda and Roderick’s quilt collecting adventures.

Past Tuesdays@12 Events

Get the inside details on quilts in the Here Comes the Sun exhibit curated by Joe Cunningham.

Heidi Parkes, tells us more about her quilt titled The Loveliest and Saddest Landscape in the World and how it became a bereavement quilt after the passing of her Dad.

Sarah Nishiura takes us back to quilts her grandmother quilted and how those became her inspiration for her postage stamp quilt. We also learn more about Sarah’s design process.

Sherri Lynn Wood gives us more background on Ova, an assemblage quilt that was a part of a larger exhibit in 1999.

Finally, we learn more about how we all view orange and how that color plays into quilting and can represent so many different emotions.

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/WBg2Q8cEIIo

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Heidi Parkes

Instagram: @heidi.parkes

Website: https://www.heidiparkes.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/heidiparkes

Sherri Lynn Wood

Home Bodies / Portfolio: https://sherrilynnwood.com/#/home-bodies/

Instagram: @SherriLynnWood

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherrilynnwoodartist

Sarah Nishiura

Website: www.sarahnishiura.com

Instagram: @sarahnishiuraquilts  

Watch the recording of our virtual quilt event with quilter, designer, and lecturer, Joe Cunningham. In this one-hour call, you’ll learn more about our guest curator and how he joined the quilt industry. Joe will also give an overview of the quilts in the “Here Comes the Sun” exhibit.