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Speaker: Dawn Cook Ronningen

Do you just love those "Hexie" quilts and all the variations thereof? Join us as Dawn Cook Ronnigen presents Hexagons & Mosaics 1840-2016 and learn about the history of hexagons and mosaic patchwork quilts over 175 years. Dawn will give numerous examples by the decades to help tell the story of the evolution of patchwork. Dawn will bring along about twenty quilts to share with us. Don't miss this special program.

Dawn is an avid collector of antique and vintage quilts, as well as a quilt maker. Her extensive textile and quilt collection spans 180 years of quilt and textile history. Quilting since 1983, Dawn has completed many quilts for charity, friends and family. Retired in 2012 from a 20 year career in Information Technology, Dawn enthusiastically works full time in quilting related activities. She writes a quilt blog and along with her daughter owns a quilt pattern company, Collector With a Needle. Their patterns allow other quilters to accurately recreate antique quilts from their collection. In addition to collecting quilts, she collects antique hand sewing tools. She is an active member of the American Quilt Study Group and has quilts traveling in their exhibitions, Civil War Quilts and Baskets. She enjoys sharing her passion for antique quilts and recreating them through lectures and trunk shows. Check out Dawn’s blog,

Later Event: August 16