ChattMQG to Host Lecture and Workshop with Mary Kerr

Join Mary Kerr in Chattanooga April 7 & 8, 2017

Join Mary Kerr in Chattanooga April 7 & 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce Mary Kerr is coming to Chattanooga for a special two-day event! Mary is an author, award-winning quilter, and antique quilt enthusiast who lives just outside Washington, D.C. Mary’s recent work encourages the use of vintage blocks and textiles in modern quilts. 

“As quilters we often limit ourselves to playing in a specific sandbox. We are traditional quilters, art quilters, contemporary quilters, or modern quilters,” writes Mary in her 2016 book Twisted. “Rarely do we take the opportunity to blur these lines. ... It amazes me to consider what can happen when we refuse to follow the rules and allow ourselves to combine our passions.”

Dig through your stash and learn to work those old fabrics and long-forgotten UFOs into your current endeavors following Mary’s unique approach.

Mary Kerr's 2016 book  Twisted

Mary Kerr's 2016 book Twisted

"Twisted" Lecture

Join us Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. for “Twisted”, a lecture and trunk show where Mary will showcase a collection of modern quilts created with vintage textiles. The event will be held in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 8645 E. Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.

Admission is free for current ChattMQG members, $15 for nonmembers who pay in advance, and $20 for nonmembers who pay at the door. 

"Twist and Shout" Workshop

Then on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Mary will lead a four-hour workshop entitled “Twist and Shout” in the Adult Education Building at Christ United Methodist Church. In this fast-paced environment, Mary will teach participants how to showcase vintage quilt fragments in new, contemporary quilts. Students are invited to bring their own vintage blocks or they may purchase a kit in the class. Mary will also show quilts from her book Recycled Hexies for inspiration.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and costs $50 for current ChattMQG members and $70 for nonmembers.

A material/supply list will be provided to participants via email. For more information about the workshop, please contact Mary Keasler at