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Speaker: Sandy Schweitzer, "What were you told a girl/woman couldn't do?"

Join us for a very special presentation by Sandy Schweitzer, developed just for our guild: "What were you told a girl/woman couldn't do?"

The Village Quilters know Sandy as the very knowledgeable quilt appraiser at our Quilt Shows, but like many of us, she has many roles. When we asked for a bio, she listed the following: Girl child, woman, wife, mom, grand mom, master's degree, psychotherapist, artist, quilt historian, certified quilt appraiser, and community servant. Obviously, she can do many things.

The very timely theme of her presentation was inspired by current events and a recent visit to two exhibits at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: "A Joy Forever, Marie Webster Quilts" and SAQA's (Studio Art Quilt Associates) "Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts", as well as a visit to the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, which is housed in Marie Webster’s former home. The lecture will focus on these, as well as “woman” as “powerful” artist, the changes afoot today, and the minimalist problem for the Quilter’s Hall of Fame. It will feature a small trunk show that will provide a look at three trends in quilting from past to present. This is a presentation you don’t want to miss!

If you're curious to learn more about the exhibits, follow the links on the IMA exhibit website, To learn more about the Quilter's Hall of Fame, visit their website at

Earlier Event: July 20
Dancing Spools, Ami Simms
Later Event: August 17
Workshop: Bust Those UFOs!