The summer is winding down, our overnight temperatures are cooler, the days are getting shorter, and kids are heading back to school. As the fall begins, the KayLynn Designs schedule of lectures and teaching is ramping up. September begins with Kathryn making a visit to the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT (near Burlington) to accompany a quilt that is being donated to their collection. The quilt was made in Plattsburg, NY in 1933 and won 3rd place in a Regional Competition that led to it being exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair. The family making the donation wanted to have it placed in a collection that could be seen by more people and a facility that could care for it properly. The Shelburne Museum was our first choice because of its proximity to Plattsburg and the quality of their textiles department and displays. Anyone interested in quilt history should make a trip to the Shelburne when you are in the area. Check out their website www.shelburnemuseum.org. We will have a great day.
On September 17th Kathryn will travel to the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild meeting in Lake Katrine, NY. Doors open at 9:30 AM and the meeting begins at 10. Kathryn will be presenting her trunk show, The Quilts of Upstate New York. The lecture is accompanied by a trunk show of Kathryn’s collection of New York state quilts - both old and new. Guild members are encouraged to bring in their quilts that were or may have been made in New York State. This always adds a great deal to everyone’s experience. By the way, their show, Quilts in the Valley will be held October 8 & 9, 2016 at Rondout Valley Intermediate School, 122 Kyserike Road, Accord, NY. For more information, check out their website.
Later in the month Kathryn will be teaching at Gloversville Sewing Center (www.gloversvillesewingcenter.com) in Gloversville, NY. On September 22 she will teach Signs of Life: Quilts as Meditation. This workshop explores 5 universal symbols and leads the participants in a personal exploration of their meaning. This workshop was inspired by the book, Signs of Life, by Angeles Arrien. Each participant will then make an individualized wall hanging or meditation mandala based on 3 of the 5 symbols. On the 24th she will lead the workshop, Impressionist Landscape. Beginning with a landscape photograph, participants will create a small art quilt using small bits of fabric, as the Impressionist painters used small brush strokes. Go to the GSC website for more information and to sign up for either of these workshops.
Last, but certainly not least, Kathryn and Lynn will be participating in the Quilters United In Learning Together-Schenectady (www.quiltschenectady.org) Autumn Inspiration Show on October 1 & 2 at Proctor’s Theater (www.proctors.org) in downtown Schenectady. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. KayLynn Designs will be vending and both Lynn and Kathryn have quilts in the show. More than 200 quilts will be exhibited and over 20 vendors are scheduled to participate. Come see KayLynn in the lower level of Proctors.
For fun, on September 16 Kathryn will be doing some ice dyeing with a local art quilt group. Watch for pictures of our end results in our next post!
One more announcement we would like to make is that we will be launching our first Mystery Quilt Weekend this winter. It will be on online, interactive event complete with tutorials, videos, and a private discussion group for participants! Keep an eye on our Facebook Group for details about the event!