Then and Now Exhibit
A special exhibit by York Quilters' Guild members, showing one of their first quilts and a current quilt to see how their talent and quilting has evolved in 20 years or more.
Viewing the exquisite quilts at a quilt show, have you ever wondered where the journey began? At the York Quilters’ Guild, we have many quilters who have been quilting most of their life. Some as young children, taught by their Mother or Grandmother. What great memories! Make sure you take time to examine the special exhibit “Then & Now”. I’m sure there will be a dramatic difference. Please come and enjoy each of their journeys!
THEN AND NOW PARTICIPANTS:
Paula Jacobus – I started quilting in 2000. I had breast cancer and was walking from the wig store to lunch when I passed a fabric store. I stepped inside to say hello to a friend. She and others there convinced me to try that evening’s mystery quilt. I did not know how to use a rotary cutter or chain piece, but showed up that evening with my high school sewing machine. I was quickly hooked on quilting. I went to MAQ that summer and took my entire stash of fabric. That would be impossible now! My quilting journey has provided a wonderful creative outlet, fun times with friends, and many quilts for family and friends. I look forward to more quilting time during retirement.
Cindy Martin - I started my first quilt in 1976 when the bicentennial renewed interest in the art. Many magazines featured how-to sections and lots of pictures. My paternal Grandmother was a quilter so I grew up with quilts on all the beds. I made her a quilted pillow to prove my stitches were good enough to join her at the frame. Favorite part of quilting - the hand quilting, tho I like each step of design to get to that part. Least favorite part - the machine quilting that is currently expected.