The Dunedin Fine Art Center is thrilled to offer two weekends of Lectures and Quilt Workshops with two of America’s finest quilt makers. DFAC is even MORE thrilled to offer a “Dual Deal” for those wishing to partake in both!
On Friday, May 31st at 6:00 pm, Betty Busby will offer a lecture to help open a trio of quilt exhibits that will run through August 11, 2013. On Saturday and Sunday, June 1st & 2nd, Betty will be offering a two-day workshop on “Multi-Media Quilting”. “For several years I have been exploring the use of various non woven materials in my fiber art. They have been a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved.” ~Betty Busby
This 2-day workshop explains different types of non-woven materials: ways to produce images with them and methods to incorporate them into art quilting.
Admission to the lecture is $8 (FREE for DFAC members) and the two day workshop is priced at $265 for DFAC members and $295 for non-members. But sign up for Joe Cunningham’s workshop at the same time as Betty Busby’s and get BOTH workshops PLUS Joe’s performance, that’s 3 days full of learning AND 2 nights of inspired lectures for only $295 for DFAC members and $325 for non-members.
On Friday, June 28th at 7:00 pm, Joe Cunningham becomes “JOE THE QUILTER”. Joseph Hedley lived in England from 1750 to 1830. He was known as Joe the Quilter. Learning about him inspired Joe Cunningham to become a professional quilter 200 years later. In this show Joe Cunningham tells the story of Joseph Headley’s life, and illustrates the story with quilts and songs. The quilts are Joe’s original quilts, made in the style of the original Joe the Quilter. Unique, fun and full of quilts, this show is unlike anything you have ever seen. Admission to this performance is $15.
On Saturday, June 29, Joe Cunningham brings quilters ” Rock the Block, Block Style.” In this class, quilters will make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with his simple step-by-step process. Making these blocks is simple enough for anyone, but as challenging as you want to make it. All fun, all day! This workshop is $95 for members of DFAC and $105 for non-members.
OR get BOTH lecture/performances and BOTH workshops for $295 for DFAC members (SAVE $80) or $325 for non-members (SAVE $98).
Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading Cunningham to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique. Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking,” (the first book on the subject) and his essay for the de Young Museum show “Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown.” His column for the national magazine The Quilt Life is called “Biased and Edgy.” He has been seen on the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson”, the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy” and on “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.” He performs his musical quilt show, “Joe the Quilter,” for guilds and theaters nationwide and teaches regularly at conferences across the country.
Betty Busby graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Ceramics. She founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles and sold it after 18 successful years before moving to New Mexico. She is an award-winning quilter who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. A published fiber artist and teacher, Betty maintains a busy national and international exhibition schedule.
Also at DFAC May 31 through August 11, 2013 Three Quilt Exhibits + a Quilt Auction!
- Quilt National: 2011
- Betty Busby: Unseen
- Masterpieces: IQ Quilters
- Small Quilt Silent Auction
Admission for these quilt exhibits is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students and $3 for children under 12. Group rates for six or more are available by calling DFAC.