In November we focus on machine quilting from the specialist, Pat Delaney. Her lecture is called “Under the Bedclothes.” We layer up our quilts with piecing, batting, backing and quilting, but the last, not so obvious, layer is often the story. Sometimes we know exactly what the quilter was thinking, but other times it is helpful to know the story under the bedclothes. A little background on the quilter herself will often fill in some of the blanks.
This slide show presentation will show Pat Delaney’s quilts in the context of her journey to quilting and give a brief explanation of her inspirations and ideas. She loves to bring lots of her quilts for you to look at, too!
Pat Delaney began sewing when she was five years old, by creating doll clothes. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, she completed a rigorous program of study in fashion design, in addition to numerous courses in color theory and drawing. Currently, Pat focuses on creating quilts and teaching these skills to other quilters. Her quilts have been displayed in regional and national shows, and she has won numerous awards and recognition for her work, including First Place (Traditional Pieced) from IQF. Pat’s quilts have been shown on the Discovery Channel and published in the Boston Globe, Brockton Enterprise, and Abington Mariner. They have also appreared in Quilter’s Newletter Magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quiltworks, Quilter, Quilt Art Calendar, and on the cover of American Quilter’s Society catalog of books and Quilting Foundation Piecing.