PechaKucha Presentation

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Cheryl DeBerry

Natural Resources Business Specialist, Garrett County Economic Development Department in Oakland, Maryland

Barn Quilts : Art in the Community

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2015
IN ACCIDENT @ VOL 3

"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community."

In Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and as spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together. 

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Quilting With Clay

BY PAMELA DOSS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

You wouldn't expect quilting, clay, ferrous chloride, and a hand-made kiln to all be part of the same project. But Pamela Doss made it work along with 3,184 holes while she was in art school in Texas.

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The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts

BY ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Elizabeth "Libs" Elliott merges old craft and modern art forms to create beautiful quilts with a technological twist. Using the Processing visual programming language, Elizabeth generates random patterns for her quilts by altering code to play with colour palettes, geometric shapes, and other variables. She draws out each pattern by hand and then sews them onto quilts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 16, 2014.

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Quilts for Nepal

BY KAREN MCAULAY
ON AUG 05, 2015

"This is not a slow intricate work of art. It's a quick way of making a warm cover for someone who has lost everything and needs the basics of existence."

Unsuspecting librarian by weekday, vigilante heroine seamstress by weekend, Scotswoman Karen McAulay takes the Inspire Nepal stage by sharing her story of a unique volunteer project that aims to provide disaster-struck Nepal with something we can all appreciate, the warmth of a hand-made quilt.

McAulay doesn't wait for her city's next PKN, rather putting her slides and audio together for a PechaKucha Night of one, in her own home in front of her computer. Listen to her presentation and be moved to share YOUR story of Nepal, inspiring the country back to it's vibrant self!

To learn how to contribute to the PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel, have a look at our recent newsletter or send us a mail at inspire@pechakucha.org a with your story!

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Quilting and I

BY NUR AHMAD
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

“There is a human cost to what we wear."

In "Quilting and I" from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 8, Nur Ahmad urges us to reconnect to the forgotten creative skills of sewing through quilting (it's just squares and straight lines - a good place to start!).  She hopes that will eventually lead us to the merrier path of knowing what we wear, understanding the real cost of our fashion choices and hurry us along to finding alternative sustainable textiles.

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Grandmother's Choice

BY PRISCILLA NULLET
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

This is the story about how I changed my life and outlook by making a quilt with a theme of Women's Suffrage.

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Mistress Syndrome: A Uniquely American Story of Lies, Betrayal, & Denial

BY AMANDA GROSS
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

A story of the construction of white womanhood told through images. Amanda Gross uses her personal experiences, cultural, religious, and ethnic history as a case study to unpack identity at the intersection of race, gender, and class in the US context. Amanda is an artist and anti-racist community organizer living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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My Barn

BY NINA FULLER
@ VOL 36 ON JUL 21, 2016

Nina Fuller moved to Maine in ’72 from NY at age 22 as part of the whole back to the earth, Helen and Scott Nearing mob.   Transitioning from the farm life to having a studio in the Old Port (in Portland, Maine) during the seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond that gave her a front row seat to a town on the move.  Now in Hollis Maine raising sheep, her sense of home as gone around and back on to itself.

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Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild

BY MICHELLE WARRINER BOLT
IN KNOXVILLE

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild is a local organization that seeks to promote and encourage the modern quilting movement.  In this presentation Michelle Warriner Bolt explores and explains the work of this creative group. Through seminars and workshops, monthly guild meetings, collaborative charity quilts, and annual shows, guild members are supported in discovering their unique creative voices in an art form that is traditionally overlooked as a simple home craft. Be forewarned: these are not your grandmother’s quilts.  

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Making Quilts

BY LAURIE LABAR
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Laurie LaBar shares her story of making a recreation of a historic quilt.