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Zoom Talk - The History of the American Block-Style Quilt By Janice Frisch

This event takes place on 26th September 2020 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and will take place at Zoom Talk so wherever your computer is!. It is a Guild event being organised by Gilly Meeks, Information about the event Contact Gilly () TO BOOK Contact Sarah Adcock () .

Saturday September 26th 4.30pm

Price £7.00 Guild member price.

Janice Frisch is a quilt historian and published author from Ohio who has been quilting for over 20 years. She is a member of The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles and of the British Quilt Study Group Special Interest Group.

About the Talk

What are the roots of the American patchwork quilt? Which design elements are uniquely American and which were inherited from European colonists?
This illustrated lecture explores British and Dutch patchwork from the eighteenth century to identify patterns and motifs used by colonial and early-American quilters. We then examine how early Americans adapted the layout of their quilts, moving from a predominantly medallion-style arrangement to the repeating block-style that is thought of as iconically American today.
By looking at a wealth of examples of historical patchwork and quilts, you’ll learn about the timeline for sub-styles and shifts in design and the cultural changes that might have influenced these shifts in layout and style and come away with an understanding of colonial and early American patchwork styles and lots of inspiration to use in your own artwork today. 

How to Book a place

  • Email Sarah Adcock ( and express your interest. 
  • Sarah will reply, confirm if there is space and reserve your place.
  • You will pay, preferably by bank transfer, quoting your name.
  • You will confirm to Sarah that the bank transfer has been made and your guild number.
  • Sarah will subsequently send out the Zoom meeting joining instructions.
  • We will offer the places on a first come, first served basis, and keep a waiting list should other regions have spare seats.
  • If you can’t pay by bank transfer please advise Sarah and pay by cheque.
  • See page 13 of Cobwebs for full details.

You will need access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, you will be able to ask questions via the Chat facility.  The talk is only for paying members, the link cannot be shared nor can the talk be recorded.  Full advice about using Zoom and the Ts&Cs will go out with the joining instructions.