Quilt Show Lectures

We invite you to attend the following Lectures presented by nationally recognized quilting experts.  All lectures are free to attend, but seating is limited based on the size of the room.  Come early and enjoy these wonderful speakers!

Speakers Schedule for the 2018 Quilt Show

Friday, March 23 at 10:30 am

Carmen Geddes: Easy Piecing Heirlooms

Make the quilts you wish you could inherit. See the most innovative and fun way to piece a quilt! And it's easy too!


Friday, March 23 at 1:30 pm

Martha Walker: Birth of a Series

Similar to setting the stage for a theater production, Martha enjoy telling a story with her quilt and needlework designs. In her first book, Vintage Christmas, the aura of a glittering, nineteenth century holiday is created with a collection of projects that include weathered pink and brown patchwork, pink candy canes, and mica sprinkled ornaments. In her Scrapbag Girl® series of pattern books, she follows how an idea blossomed into the books in the series, Annie's Scrapbag and Betsy's Scrapbag. She will take you on her quilt making journey through a trunk show of numerous quilts: it begins with quilts she made for exhibition and the continues through the inspiration for the quilts she is making today.



Saturday, March 24 morning 10:30 am

Barbara Janson: Color and Composition Along the Trail

In June 2017, Barb gave a version of this lecture and trunk show at the inaugural AQG Presents, earning high praise. Since the audience was restricted by room size, we present it here now so that everyone has a chance to learn landscape design and construction techniques from this award winning art quilter. Barb will guide you through the process of taking your own personal inspiration, and turning it into a landscape quilt. Learn to “think like a painter”, using the seven-step value scale as Arizona’s landscape lady shares insightful lessons on the use of color and value to achieve depth in a scene.




Meet the Speakers for the 2018 Quilt Show


Carmen Geddes brings her love of quilting and people together for a fun day of learning.  Enjoy her friendly, low-key approach and her great quilting techniques. She was named Teacher of the Year 2013 by the Home Machine Quilting Show. She has taught at many quilt shows around the country, including Houston Quilt Festival and Road to California. Her quilts have been featured in Fons and Porter Scrappy Quilts and Love of Quilting, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, and McCall's Quilting and Embroidery magazines. She is a teacher for Imagine with Riley Blake. She resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah. She has developed the Tensisters Piping Tool and the Tensisters Easy Piecing Grid with its companion books, “Ten Quilts for Ten Sisters” and "Quilts for Kids". Visit her website http://www.tensisters.com


Martha Walker is an internationally award-winning quilter, author, national teacher, and fabric designer. Her numerous awards for her original designs include ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American Quilter's Society Quilt Show, National Quilter's Association Quilt Show, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Road to California, and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Martha publishes patterns through her company, Wagons West Designs, and is the author of Betsy's Scrapbag, Annie's Scrapbag, Be Merry: Quilts and Projects for Your Holiday Home (C & T/Kansas City Star Quilts) and Vintage Christmas. Her quilts and designs have also been widely featured in publications such as Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Quiltmania, Quilt Country & Magic Patch (French only publications) Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Simply Vintage, and eight volumes of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from today's top designers. Martha is a licensed fabric designer for Henry Glass Fabrics and Studio e Fabrics.


Barbara Janson For over forty years, Barb Janson has made the beautiful Sonoran Desert and Phoenix her home. She has been lecturing and teaching the Art of landscape quilting here in the valley, and in Colorado for over ten years. You may have seen Barb’s ribbon-winning pieces at the annual Arizona Quilters Guild competition.  In 2016, Barb was inducted into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame for her dedication to the quilt community, her achievements as an art quilter and her love of teaching. This busy quilter is an active member of the AQG Delightful Quilters, often donating her time and talents to charity projects. She exhibits her art quilts with the AQG Mavericks at numerous times throughout the year. Like many of you, Barb is a caregiver. Her mother, Shirley, at 95, recently "hung-up" her needle and thread, as she is gradually losing her sight to macular degeneration. Barb is very proud to be the fifth generation of quilters in her family.







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