Lecture Descriptions
Ruth B. McDowell has been exhibiting her art quilts nationally and internationally since 1981. She is a very experienced teacher and lecturer who is in great demand for guilds and symposia worldwide, and the author of A Fabric Journey (C&T, 2005), When Quilters Gather (C&T, 2003), Pieced Vegetables (C&T Publishing, 2002), Pieced Flowers (C&T Publishing, 2000), Piecing: Expanding the Basics (C&T, 1998), Art and Inspirations: Ruth B. McDowell C&T, 1996), Symmetry: A Design System for Quiltmakers (C&T, 1994), and Pattern on Pattern (The Quilt Digest Press, 1991). However, her primary focus has remained on her art quilts. With over 330 quilts to her credit, her work demonstrates a serious and sustained development as an artist with unique abilities.

Lecture Descriptions

Progressions and Diversions: My Development as a Quiltmaker
An overview of my work from my earliest traditional quilts to my current projects, this slide lecture appeals to a great range of quilters as well as general audiences. I am happy to answer questions from the audience. (1 hour)

New Work

This slide lecture focuses on my current work. My quilts are constantly evolving, with a production rate of roughly 20 per year. This lecture, a sequel to "Progressions and Diversions," will present my newest concerns and most recent quilts. (1 hour)

All lectures require certain supplies to be provided by the sponsoring organization. The following supplies must be provided for any lecture:
• A lecture room that can be completely darkened
• Kodak carousel slide projector with auto-focus (if possible) and a long control cord
• Extension cord
• Spare projector bulb
• Screen large enough for the audience to see, or a white wall
• A place to hang quilts
• Table space for book sales
• Microphone for a large audience
• Assistant experienced with AV equipment
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