We’re getting ready for 2012 here at the AQS show office. Our first quilt show in the new year is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 14 through March 17. Along with some beautiful quilts, you can shop at our vendor mall or take a class. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to quilting or a seasoned pro, you will definitely learn something new. Today, meet one of our talented instructors, Virginia Walton. Many of you will recognize from her Creative Curves tools which she vends at a number of quilt shows.
Virginia always loved quilts, but says she knew that with her short attention span she would never be able to take a year to make a quilt. When the Bicentennial (1976) happened all of the home arts came back into fashion and quilting started to appear on television. People were using the sewing machine to make quilts. Virginia knew that meant a quilt could be done in a reasonable period of time and she could fit her desire to make and design quilts round the demands of a young family.
Two quilters have had the most influence on Virginia, Jinny Beyer and Joyce Scholtzhauer. The complexity of the Samplers in Jinny’s book, The Quilter’s Album of Blocks and Borders and the Two-Patch Curve System book that Joyce wrote inspired Virginia to explore combining their approach to quilting into creating her own original designs and patterns.
To learn more about our Lancaster show or to register, just CLICK HERE.
Here is a list of Virginia’s classes.
47505- Uneven Star
47506- Falling in Love with Curves
47511- Scrappy Batiks
To learn more about the American Quilter’s Society, CLICK HERE.
By: Lindsay King, Education & Media Coordinator