Lectures

Celebrate Quilting 2018 has 5 lectures scheduled by two incredible quilters and teachers – Shelly Burge and Dawn Hesse!

Dawn Heese – Lectures

We are happy to announce that Dawn Heese will be a lecturer at our 2018 quilt show!
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Dawn grew up in a family of quilters and stitchers and has been doing some kind of needlework her whole life. She "really got into quilting" in 1999 and set out to teach herself everything she could about the process.
 
In 2008 she partnered with Kansas City Star Quilts and published her first book, Geese in the Rose Garden. She went on to produce 4 more books with KC Star. Book publishing led to magazine work and she started her design company, Linen Closet Designs, in the fall of 2010.
 
Her work can be seen regularly in magazines such as Primitive Quilts and Projects, Quiltmania, and Simply Vintage. Linen Closet Designs releases new designs twice a year. Dawn's sixth book, From the Linen Closet, published by Quiltmania, made it's debut in April 2017.


Her love of hand work has led to many designs that feature needleturn applique and wool applique. She is also a hand quilter, and will often do big stitch quilting on her quilts with pearl cotton.
 
Dawn states that "I am so blessed to be able to work doing what I love.
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Small Town Girl to Designer

Dawn Heese's first lecture topic, Small Town Girl to Designer, is sure to inspire as she shares a trunk show of quilts that document her journey into the quilting business. Sit back and enjoy while you learn about how she got into publishing and fabric design.

  Join Dawn for this wonderful lecture on Thursday at 2:00 PM!

For more information on Dawn visit her at her website, Linen Closet Designs, her blog, or on Facebook.

You may see the entire show schedule here.


   

Quilt as Desired



Think you can't quilt your own quilts? No idea where to start?

Join us at 2:00 PM on Friday for Dawn Heese's lecture, Quilt as Desired. Dawn's inspiring lecture and trunk show will show you easy ways to finish your own quilt tops by hand, big stitch and machine.

For more information on Dawn visit her at her website, Linen Closet Designs, her blog, or on Facebook.

You may see the entire show schedule here.

Shelly Burge – Lectures

Shelly BurgeIn addition to her duties as show judge, Shelly Burge of Lincoln, Nebraska, is giving two lectures during the 2018 show, "Follow the Patchwork Road" and "Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms".  Shelly is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge, award-winning quilt maker, teacher, and author.

When Shelly was four she learned to sew on a toy sewing machine.  In 1973 she made her first quilts “just to use up scraps from sewing clothing.”  Since then her work has won awards in national shows such as the NQA, IQA, and AQS, plus they have been exhibited in Europe, Russia and Japan.

Small Quilts BookTeaching since 1983, her resume includes classes at numerous Houston Quilt Festivals, NQA, and AQS shows along with traveling to guilds all across the country.  In 2000 she served on the teaching staff of Quilt Expo in France.  She was awarded the first Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship sponsored by Quilts, Inc. in 1992.  Shelly was a nominee for the 2004 Quilting Teacher of the Year Award.  She is the author of two quilting books, and a line of patterns.

Locally Shelly was named the 1994 Woman Artist of the Year by the Commission on the Status of Women.  In 1985 she was one of the founders of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild and has served as their president.  She was named to the Nebraska Quilters Hall of Fame in 2009.

Her quilts are in public and private collections including the International Quilt Study Center.  Her quilt, Crane River Morning is on display at the University of Nebraska.  She designed and organized the completion of a large wall quilt for permanent display at the Nebraska governor’s mansion.Crane_River_Morning

She and her husband have two grown children and three grandchildren.  They live in the home they built themselves on the Burge family farm.

For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com

Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms

Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms is judge Shelly Burge’s first lecture/trunk show offered at the 2018 quilt show, and is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Viewers will be inspired to create their own small quilts when Shelly shares her enthusiasm for these little treasures. She will bring a large selection of her award winning miniatures along with some wonderful vintage doll quilts and a few other special small quilts she has collected.

For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com.

You may see the entire show schedule here.

     

Follow the Patchwork Road

Follow the Patchwork Road will be an exciting lecture given by judge Shelly Burge on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Traveling to quilt events can be a wonderful experience but who knows what might happen along the way.  This slide lecture is a humorous look at quilts plus the ups and downs in the continuing quest for more fabric. Shelly will bring along quilts inspired by and made from fabrics collected during her travels.

For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com.

You may see the entire show schedule here.