First Thursdays: Brown Bag Lecture Series,12:30-1:30PM
The museum's Brown Bag lecture series brings a wide range of cultural, arts, health,
and community information to museum-goers through convenient lunchtime lectures
on everything from breast cancer awareness to organizational management -- and, of
course, quilting techniques and the personal journeys of some of New England's
more interesting working quilt artists.
Drop by with your lunch on the first Thursday of every month (check dates below for occasional variations) and learn something new!
2013 Lecture Series
_First Thursdays: Brown Bag Lecture, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
January 3 - MUSEUM CLOSED
February 7 - Lorie Chase
March 7 - Friends Fabric Art, www.friendsfabricart.com
April 4 - Debbie Janes, Applique Pet Quilts Workshop
May 2 - Debbie Janes, Applique Pet Quilts Workshop
June 6 - Fallen Heroes Quilts
July 11 - Pam Weeks, NEQM Curator, Study Pieces in Yellow
August 8 - Visit to Lowell Quilt Festival
September 5 - Lunch with the Collector
October 3 - Cheryl Nunez Keigwin, English Paper Piecing
November 7 - Sue Reich, WWI Quilts, www.suereichquilts.com
December 5 - Three Cheers for the Volunteers!
For additional information about any of these events, please email: email@example.com or call 978-452-4207, ext. 16.
July 11, 12:30pm, Curator Pam Weeks
Binney Family Curator Pam Weeks will present a lunch-time informal lecture on the color yellow in quilts. She'll discuss yellow dye history from natural dye stuff to synthetic dyes, and explain the special exhibit called "Study Pieces in Yellow." Attendees are invited to bring examples of yellow in quilts or fabrics for identification or sharing.
August 8, 12:30pm, Visit to Lowell Quilt Festival
On August 8th, join us for a visit to the Lowell Quilt Festival: A Citywide Celebration of Quilts & Fiber Arts, featuring IMAGES: New England's Premier Judged & Juried Quilt Show.
More info at http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/.
September 5, 12:30pm, Lunch with the Collector
Lunch with the Collector. We will be entertained by a long-time lover of quilts and other textiles who will share her wisdom, philosophy and anecdotes from her passionate years of collecting in the Eastern USA.
October 3, 12:30pm, Cheryl Nunez Keigwin
Granny Gran Stitches specializes in English Paper Piecing, a technique from the 1800's that has regained popularity in the last several years, in which fabric is basted over paper templates and then stitched together to create simple or intricate designs. Cheryl will give a demonstration and present her trunk show of quilts made from the technique.