Unexpected Quilts: Evening Lecture Series

Unexpected Quilts: Evening Lecture Series
Monday, March 4, Wednesday, April 3, Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Quilts come in all shapes and sizes, and are made for many purposes. Hear from a quilt designer, a quilt historian, and a museum curator about how quilts change and reflect our world.

March 4
Kaffe Fassett - The Glorious Quilt
A rock-star of the quilting world, Kaffe Fassett’s color-saturated vision launched a textile design revolution. Fassett’s designs in quilting, knitting and needlepoint were the subject of a solo show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London that later toured nine countries. Fassett shares stories of his life and the development of his singular vision. He will also sign copies of his 2012 autobiography Dreaming in Color. Book signing before and after lecture.

April 3
Robert Shaw - The Art Quilt
A widely recognized expert on American quilts, Robert Shaw talks about quilts made as art and describes how the art quilt movement and the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded and overlapped in the last decade. Shaw is a former curator at the Shelburne Museum (VT) and has curated exhibitions at major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

May 8
Stacy Hollander - The Political Quilt
Women have encoded their political ideas and opinions into textiles since Betsy Ross first stitched the American flag. Stacy C. Hollander, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum, discusses two centuries of women who used quilts to cast their votes, comment on the political landscape, and participate in national life.
Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities

Wine reception at 7:00 pm, lecture at 7:30 pm
Prepaid reservations required. $10 members, $15 non-members.