Another great year of being on the committee for the Quilting Symposium of the Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. With several stalwart quilters and SJHC staffer, Erin Murray the fourth installation of this event did much to inspire Western PA quilters. Speakers included internationally renowned fiber artist Jan Myers Newbury. Next year our theme is "Quilts in Wartime." For Pics of the 2011 event check out the face book page:
My contribution was coordinating a round robin for a few days.with visitors who were eager to add a side or two of a block and relinquish their work to a fellow quilter. We even began a block for the History Center itself, which hopefully will be complete by the next quilt show in 2012. Here is a sampling the array of blocks that were done in various stages of completion.