Celebrating the Art of Quilting
  • Bettina Havig, Carrie Hall: The Blocks, The Woman, and the Work

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    In this lecture, Bettina Havig will share with us insights into the woman who undertook the daunting project of actually constructing a block from every known and published pattern of her era. She was a fascinating
    personality. Bettina will reflect on the original book, The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, look at selected blocks, consider their current storage, in the collection of the Spencer Museum at the University
    of Kansas, and their impact on the development of quiltmaking in the twentieth century. We will also explore the ways our predecessors went about creating patterns and making them work. And finally, we will look at the new work done with these blocks.

    Bettina Havig, has been quilting since 1970, teaching since 1974 and owned a quilt shop from 1977-1985. Bettina is a quilt maker, teacher, lecturer, judge, quilt historian, and consultant. She has taught throughout the US as well as in Germany, England, Ireland, Wales, Spain, and Scotland. In 2008 she was the featured artist for the Spanish Patchwork Association’s annual conference; it included an exhibition of her quilts. In 2004  and again in 2012 Bettina conducted workshops and presented lectures at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England.

    Saturday July 17, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30am.

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