Virtual Lectures and Trunk Shows

Do you have a group that features guest speakers and lectures in textile arts? My lectures and trunk shows are ideal for mid to large groups. I am booking for 2021/2022, contact me for my fee schedule and to book me in!


Topics

How to Be a Green Quilter: Let’s Talk About Making Our Passion More Eco-Friendly

Are you interested in knowing more about being sustainability in the quilt world and looking for green options when you shop? What does sustainability mean and how is it being addressed in the quilting industry? Join Bridget for an in depth look at the complicated story of the environmental impacts of the products we use. Get to know what your options are and discuss the costs of being green. From organic or recycled fabric, threads, natural fibres, and dyes, there are a lot of choices. Find out where to find them and what to look for when searching for sustainable products. Find out how to reduce your environmental impact as an artist, crafter, or a business owner. Explore how you can do your part to help save the planet, one stitch at a time. The pandemic friendly lecture is an interactive online presentation through Zoom (or another designated online meeting forum) through the guild with a slide show followed by Q&A.

My Journey as a Textile Artist 

I will take you through the 30 years of my career as a textile artist. I’ll show you my quilts from my early years and how I have developed into a thread painting artist focusing on sustainability in my work. The in-person lecture includes a trunk show of quilts from my career and digital images in a slide presentation.   The pandemic friendly lecture is an interactive online presentation through Zoom (or another designated online meeting forum) through the guild with a slide show followed by Q&A.

Design: What Is Art, Anyway? 

A one-hour presentation and discussion. A look at what art can mean, exploring the constructs of the social narrative, commercial art and art for the sake of art. Do we have to have a calling or a career – and does it matter? A look at the historical context of fibre art and quilts with highlights of famous works moving into the last 20 years and the development of quilts as an art form. Join the discussion and consider what art really means to us and how we may want to express ourselves.