Flying Geese Quilter’s Guild (FGQG) will present A Harvest of Quilts at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on September 14 and 15. A Harvest of Quilts, the guild’s 13th show, will feature quilts, wearable art and dolls.
“We want to share the incredible talent of the members of our guild,” said FGQG philanthropy chair Michelle Howe.
Quilts made by guild members for its 2012 challenge, A Moment in History, will be on display. Each quilt represents an important event in history.
Other exhibits will include:
Featured quilter Joanne Florence, known for her beautiful applique and exquisite hand quilting, will have 18 of her quilts at the show, and will be available to answer questions.
Antique quilts will be presented by Repiecers, a southern California group that studies American antique quilts and textiles for historical and educational purposes.
“We will also have the Contemporary Quilt Collection of Del Thomas as an exhibit,” said Howe. Thomas, who has been quilting for almost 70 years, purchased a quilt in 1985 that led to a collection of over 200 pieces.
The Young Quilters Exhibit will feature quilts made by children and teenagers. “One of the guild’s purposes is to preserve the heritage of quilt-making,” said Howe. “We need to encourage young people to become quilters.”
In addition to the exhibits, the guild will have a boutique with handmade items for sale, and vendors will be selling finished items and quilting supplies.
Tickets will be sold for a chance to win the Opportunity Quilt, Blossoms and Berries. Many guild members worked on Blossoms and Berries, a quilt which is hand-appliqued and machine-quilted.
There will also be a live quilt auction on Saturday at 2 pm. “Around 30 beautiful quilts will be in the auction,” said Howe.