Lectures

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these lectures:

LECTURES

Bed Turning

Invite Linda to narrate a bed-turning for your guild event or quilt show. What is a bed turning? Quilts of all types and styles, antique, vintage or newly made, are placed one on top of the other on a "bed." As each quilt is turned back, the quilt is revealed and its history, pattern or other interesting information is described. The quilts may come from guild members, the community, or Linda may bring some. This is an interesting and popular way to show a variety of quilts and styles of quiltmaking.

Linda Hunter - Quilt Detective

Linda will give as much information about the quilts your members bring to this lecture as possible. She may be able to tell the pattern name, age of the quilt, types of fabrics in it and other interesting information. It is fun for everyone to learn about these treasured quilts, although sometimes a quilt may remain a mystery.

Charming Charm Square Projects

Zoom or "in person" Lecture

Enjoy learning some new ways to create a quilt or smaller project with five inch squares – Charm Squares. Linda will demonstrate her technique for making three inch, nine patch blocks using two coordinating five inch squares, a quick quilt called Sticks and Bricks with an interesting variation, the Arrowhead block in miniature and more. All of this may be viewed via Zoom on your computer, phone or tablet from the comfort of your home. This is a perfect time to try a few new designs with a Charm pack or fabrics you have in your stash. When we are back to “normal”, this will work well “in person” for your guild or group.
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Helpful Hints for Award Winning Quilts

What do judges look for when awarding ribbons? As a quilt show judge, Linda has many suggestions for improving your quilts, and your chances for winning that ribbon.

This information is helpful to all quilters, even those not interested in entering a show or having a quilt judged. Linda will bring several quilts as examples of positive, and sometimes negative, situations found in quilt making.

This is an informative lecture for quilters who are interested in improving their skills.

Better Borders

Lecture which includes information on making patchwork and applique borders fit a quilt (sometimes without the math) and complement the design. The types of borders which are possible and how to measure for borders is covered. Linda will bring a variety of quilts to illustrate many possible border designs.

The History of Reproduction Fabrics

Linda will show a variety of antique fabric samples and current fabrics, as well as quilts from several eras to illustrate reproduction fabrics and their origins. Some reproduction fabrics have been available for over 100 years.

A Hundred Years of Redwork

Lecture includes a look at the interesting origins of redwork and the path it has taken to present-day quiltmaking. Enjoy viewing some examples of redwork and a variety of patterns and fabrics used in this technique.

Language of Flowers in Quilts

Meanings of many flowers and folklore concerning the origin of the flowers' symbolism are a part of the lecture. A selection of floral quilts will accompany this interesting narrative.

Quilts Past and Present

A variety of quilts, antique and contemporary, will act as the vehicles for this journey through the history of our country. Included in the lecture are historical facts, names of quilt patterns, patchwork and applique designs and various types of quilts.

What To Do With 5" Squares

A lecture/demonstration showing a variety of scrap quilts that utilize five inch squares for their patchwork designs.  We all have many scraps, and very often collections of  five inch squares, which have been sold as samples from fabric companies or traded among friends.  These quilt patterns use the squares in the most economical way possible with very little waste.

What is a Quilt Appraisal?

The importance of quilt appraisals and how they are conducted.  Includes a mock appraisal

Binding - Basics and Beyond

Binding is the last step in finishing a quilt, and one of the most important steps. The binding protects the edge of the quilt from wear, but also it often adds one last touch of color, design or interest. It is important that the binding conforms to the quilt edge and is smooth.

Learn to make your own binding with fabric to match or coordinate with the quilt. We will explore calculating the size of binding and amount needed, making bias binding, sewing it to both sides of the quilt, mitering corners and finishing with an invisible seam.

Also included are an easy two color binding, how to bind scalloped edges and how to create a prairie point finish – instead of traditional binding.

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