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A Magical History Tour -- NOW ON ZOOM!

Sit back, and let the author of American Quiltmaking: 1970-2000 lead you on a rollicking journey through quiltmaking in our time. Elly will share many secrets and stories about the explosion of fabrics and designs, the ground-breaking tools and techniques, and the larger-than-life personalities. She’ll show you some of the best and best-loved quilts of our lifetime. Bet many of you find this a trip down memory lane!




Why not invite guild members to share a quilt made in the 1970s or ‘80s, or their very first quilt--and most recent work--for Show ‘n Tell at the meeting!?

"Thank you again so much for your wonderful pressentation. I learned a lot and it brought back a lot of great memories. Now I get to put my feet up on the couch and read through your book!" --Debi Mishael, program chair,  Quilt Guild of Greater Houston

"When did you start quilting? Join Elly’s Magical Mystery Tour and find out what you missed. She will set the stage for you with recollections of where this quilting revival has been. Newer quilters will see the past and appreciate the developments. Experienced quilters can enjoy a nostalgic romp. Keep a sharp eye out the window of the bus. You know how time flies; 1970-2000 will go by in a flash." --Bettina Havig, quilt historian, instructor, author, and member of the Booneslick Trail Quilt Guild

"I know everyone really enjoyed your talk and slide presentation. It brought back many memories for me—I previously lived in Northern Virginia and in 1974, I was a founding member of Jinny Beyer's Guild, Quilter's Unlimited! Thank you so much."—Blanche Link, Berks Quilters Guild, Berks County, Pennsylvania 

The Quickest Quilt in the World, by Marti Michell, 1976

The very first rotary cutter in America, by OLFA, 1979

Quilt Market in the early 1980s