Karen Musgrave wants to change the world using quilts. She does this with her art, teaching, lectures, curating, writing and with her group Crossing the Line: Artists at Work (CLAW). She was the first person to curate an exhibition of quilts from Gee’s Bend that traveled outside the Untied States to Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan. She curated a joint exhibition of American art quilt and Kyrgyz patchwork in Kyrgyzstan. Her quilt They are our sisters, our daughters was included in the exhibition Rastros y Cronica: Women of Juarez at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Her art can be found in many private collections and she has exhibited and taught internationally. She served on the national boards of the Alliance for American Quilts and the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. As the key consultant for the documentary Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics, she served in many roles. She has written many articles and contributed two essays to the book Quilts Around the World by Spike Gillespie. Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love (Voyageur Press, 2012) is her first book. Karen lives in Naperville, Illinois.
Lecture and Trunk Show: “Connecting Cultures: An American Artist’s Pilgrimage”
Thursday night, November 16, 2017
Friday November 17, 2017 – Quilt as You Go Technique – see photo of quilt above. FULL DAY
Working with 9.5 inch (unfinished) blocks you will learn Karen’s technique for quilting as you go. You will learn to create the curves which generate the movement in her quilts! These blocks can be positioned in a variety of ways, and can be used to create anything from a table runner to a king size quilt.
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Please arrive at 9 so you can be set up and ready to go by 9:30am.
This is an ALL Day Workshop
Location: To Be Announced
Cost to Members: $45
To sign-up for workshops please stop by the Programs Table at all Guild Meetings or contact Marne Chilstrom at email@example.com