“Mary Elizabeth Kinch is not only informative, articulate and accurate, she is inspirational sharing her creativity and talent and the silent qualities of antique quilts. You will not be disappointed with the value Mary Elizabeth contributes to modern day quilting or the value she adds sharing contributions made by quilters of the past” – Kathy Metelica Cray, Proprietor, Grafton Village Quilts
RANDOM ACTS OF QUILTING
An educational, and entertaining look at “real life” quilting. Great ideas and lessons learned (some the hard way) are shared and some of the sacrosanct rules that can and should be broken are revealed. Topics include the chaos theory of quilting, fabric shockers, industry secrets (did you know fabrics can “explode”?), approaches to borders and bindings, and other brilliant quilting insights.
THE WONDER OF SMALL BLOCKS
An entertaining and informative presentation and trunk show where the secrets of small block and small pieced quilts are revealed. Enjoy lots of inspiration with examples from our books as well as quilts made since the books were published. Find out why small blocks are so addictive and how the chaos theory of quilting will change your life!
MY FAVOURITE ANTIQUE QUILTS
This spectacular celebration of my favourite antique quilts not only examines their fascinating details, but reveals the untold stories of their maker’s tenacity and immense creativity. You will be left breathless by the beauty of these quilts, have a deeper understanding of our rich and varied quilting history and be inspired to start creating so you can incorporate the amazing lessons learned into your own work. Your quilting life will never be that same after seeing these treasures and learning their secrets!
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS FROM?
In this lively presentation we look at where ideas come from as I share with you what I have learned about creativity. As I take you through my own creative process you will learn the skills you already possess, as well as tips and techniques to harness your resources and tap into your own wealth of creative abilities. After this visually rich and inspiring talk, you will be running to your stashes to start creating your own unique designs.