Lori offers several lectures and workshops on quilts, quiltmaking, quilt history, and appraisal. There are trunk shows, lectures, and even a slide show. Pick one, and add on a companion workshop, and come have some fun!
Lori loves audience participation. She can’t promise she won’t get a little goofy from time to time, but she can promise you will have a good time.
-Gathering up the Fragments (Trunk Show)
What do you do with those old orphaned blocks? Doilies? All the odds and ends of family treasures? You make a quilt, of course! Lori shares a variety of quilts she’s made over several years of using vintage goodies.
The Road to Appraiserhood
Get your map for travelling the road to appraiserhood. Is it just like Antiques Roadshow? Lori shares her experiences in becoming an AQS-certified appraiser as well as a few tales from 12 years at the appraisal table.
Piecing with Neutrals (Trunk Show)
Lori brings a collection of atypical vintage quilts that will definitely make you rethink white and muslin backgrounds. She discusses basic color theory and shows how to choose different colors in your quiltmaking. You’ll never look at backgrounds the same way again! (Companion workshop available.)
What’s she looking for?
For those who wonder why they need an appraisal. Lori explains the process of appraising, what she’s looking for, and why. Using examples from her own collection, Lori reviews and illustrates the factors that go into an appraisal and why appraisals are important. ** This lecture pairs up nicely with an all-day appraisal day following **
Sign Here, Please (Trunk Show)
Explore the history of the American signature quilt. Lori shares examples from her own collection (and encourages participants to bring theirs) to unravel the mystery of signature quilts: why these quilts were created, what they can tell us about place and time, and how we can create our own versions today. (Companion workshop available.)
Come Play! (Powerpoint presentation/Trunk Show) — Have you ever thought about how different artists produce such different work, even given the exact same set of raw materials? Lori was privileged to play along with an amazing group of 19 artists over three years. She brings a slide show of quilts, along with her own from that and other challenges,with ideas for challenges you can create for yourself or for a whole group.
If Quilts Could Talk (Trunk Show/Group Participation)
The truth is,they do, if we listen. Lori leads your group on a run through two hundred years of American history with quilts and fabrics, revealing what they have to say. She encourages participants to bring their own pieces, too! (Companion workshop available.)
I Have this Quilt (Trunk Show)
You’ve inherited a quilt made by Great Aunt Sally and it has seen better days. You got a great deal on a quilt at the auction but you got it home and realized it needs work. Your group brings the quilts, Lori will discuss ways to give new life to your quilts whether through repair, restoration, conservation, or recreation.** This lecture is a great companion to the Dealing with the Past workshop **
Butterfly, Don’t Fly Away (Trunk Show)
Lori brings her extensive and very quirky collection of butterfly quilts and quilt tops, so we can look not just at all the variation in butterfly patterns, but so much more. (Companion workshop available.)