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Feed Sacks and String Piecing: The Beauty of Making Do in Early 20th Century Quilts
Our study day will examine both feed sack quilts and string pieced quilts featuring speakers Linzee Kull McCray and Nancy Ray.
Linzee Kull McCray is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on textiles, crafts, and art. A former writer and editor for the University of Iowa, contributing editor at Stitch, columnist for the French magazine Quilt Country, and regular contributor to the Etsy blog, she continues to write profiles and features for American Patchwork and Quilting, American Quilt Retailer, Quilt Sampler, UPPPERCASE, and Moda’s Cutting Table blog. Her work has appeared in Modern Patchwork, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, and Mary Jane’s Farm, and she is the author of the book Art Quilts of the Midwest, which serves as the basis of a June 29 to October 1, 2017, exhibition at the Texas Quilt Museum.
Nancy Ray is a quilt maker and a quilt collector. Soon after she started quilting more than 30 ago, she saw a string quilt in an antique shop and her interest in this fascinating technique began. She collects old string quilts, and she makes string quilts. So sparse is the documentation about string piecing techniques, and string quilts in general, that she learned about these fascinating quilts largely by collecting and studying the quilts themselves. Portions of her string quilt collection were exhibited at the Vermont Quilt Festival, 2005, and the West Virginia Quilt Festival, 2012.
In addition to our speakers, we will also feature a small exhibit of Texas quilts.
Join the Lone Star Quilt Study Group for a quilt filled day!
Our next study day will be August 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 400 p.m.
at Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost: $40 - lunch included