Lectures

Lecture tickets are limited and require show admission. Advanced tickets ($10 each) are available through both mail-in and online registration through October 25. At the door lecture tickets are $12.

Lecture Content and Schedule

Confessions of a Scrapper
Friday, November 19, 12:00 pm
Cindy Erickson will show many ways to use the scrap fabric collections that we all gather and how they can work together.

Photographing Your Work
Friday, November 19, 3:00 pm
Russ Hanson will give pointers on how you can take great photographs of your quilts with your own digital camera or even with your cell phone.

Mad About Minis
Friday, November 19, 6:30 pm
Cincy Erickson will talk about her new favorite quilting love—miniature quilts!

A Quick Tour of Fabrics
Saturday, November 20, 11:00 am
Kim Baird will explain how fibers are turned into fabric and the basic properties of cotton, wool, linen, silk and synthetics. Kim will also discuss the environmental consequences of our fabric choices.

What Goes Around Comes Around
Saturday, November 20, 2:00 pm
Kim Baird will look at the exciting modern developments in quilting and fiber arts and their historic predecessors. Every generation seems to discover these techniques anew. French title would be “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

Lecturer Biographies

Cindy Erickson – Omaha, Nebraska
Cindy Erickson was an interior decorator for eight years in Arizona and Utah. She began making and selling appliqued wall hangings, clothing and crafts as a home business and found her interests expanding to include teaching quilting and making commission pieces. Cindy became a National Quilting Association Certified Quilt Judge in 1998. She has judged for local and national shows around the country. She is currently teaching quilting and specialty clothing classes at the Bernina Sewing Center in Omaha. She specializes in teaching rotary and sewing machine skills in all aspects of quiltmaking to all skill levels and teaches several wearable art classes. She has co-authored books and Block of the Month patterns with Jo Morton. Cindy has been published in “Quiltmaker” and “ Fons and Porter” magazines and Leisure Arts publications. Cindy’s quilts have been
shown in AQS, Houston, PIQS and NQA.

Kim Baird – Moorhead, Minnesota
Kim Baird began making traditional quilts in 1978. Since then, she has helped found the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota, conducted the North Dakota Quilt Project, owned a shop for quilters, taught throughout the region, and earned a Master’s degree in Quilt Studies/Textile History from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She has curated quilt exhibits at area museums and galleries. Kim’s quilts have been exhibited in numerous locations locally and nationally. Her current work focuses on original, abstract design in art quilts. Kim serves on the Board of Directors of the American Quilt Study Group. She has held several board positions with the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota as well, some of them twice!

Russ Hanson – Moorhead, Minnesota Russ is a retired professional commercial photographer with 50+ years of experience in a wide range of photographic areas. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and worked for several years with the SD and ND departments of tourism. Russ taught at Bismarck State College and was chair of the commercial art department. His work has been published extensively. He has also been involved with several professional photographers associations and stays active in the Moorhead community