Fiber Fest 2014 Keynote Speakers Series

August 7th; 10:30am – 2:00pm
$40 if you register online
$50 at the door

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From traditional to modern and back again! Join us to hear the remarkable stories behind women that quilt. We are proud to have two speakers this year, who will explore different aspects of the world of quilting.


Heather Kojan

Heather Kojan, Modern ImprovFounder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild  and noted blogger, Heather Kojan, will recount the story of her personal journey from traditional quilter to her modernist style. She will take you from the 30s and 40s with her grandmother’s stash of quilts, through her “Thimbleberries” decade and then on to her life as a “modern” quilter. Lot of quilts, lots of mistakes, lots of fun!



Catered bag lunch, crafted by the Chesapeake Culinary Center, included in the price of your ticket.


Alden O’Brien

Catharine Garnhart 1840Curator of Costume & Textiles at the Daughter of the American Revolution Museum in Washington DC. Alden will tell the story of three quilters from the 1840s. Each of these artists has her distinct style, having played with variations on a theme unique to herself yet fitting within the quilt trends of her time. By exploring the quilts they left behind, as the remarkable story of life in the Mid-Atlantic region will come to life.