Jane Sassaman to Speak, Teach in August

Internationally known quilter Jane Sassaman will be the speaker at the Aug. 27 meeting of Quilters United in Learning Together. Her program is entitled “Quilting Against the Odds.” The program is free to QUILT members, but non-members will be charged $5 to attend.

Sassaman’s art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as one of the 100 best American quilts of the century. She is the author of “The Quilted Garden,” which includes 20 years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.

Sassaman will also teach a workshop while in Northwest Arkansas, but all spots have been filled.

QUILT will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale.

Save the Date

Upcoming programs:

Aug. 27 —  Jane Sassaman  Lecture (non-members $5)   “Quilting Against the Odds”    Note:  the workshop by Jane Sassaman is full.
Sept. 24 — Alice McElwain   Lecture:  “Civil War Quilts and the Underground Railroad,” a discussion of the quilts and their stories as well as the myth of the UGRR.
Oct. 22 — Karen Kielmeyer  Lecture:  Trunk Show and “Quilts for Show”

Bohannon to Lecture, Teach in July