Quilt Presentations from the Poos Collection
Choose from our quality presentations which use samples from the internationally known Poos Collection. We have a wide selection of topics in various formats that are perfect for your event. If you don’t see the program you need, simply request a topic. To schedule a presentation, send us a message through the contact form.
Ancient Ways, Modern Days Trunk Show
Get the best of both with this trunk show with 19th century antique quilts and contemporary quilts using ancient techniques. Contemporary quilts are made by award winning artists Kay and Lori Lee Triplett.
Bird in a Cage Workshop
Attendees will receive this unique applique pattern. Participants will learn how to needle turn dimensional applique to create this center which can be finished as a quilt or wall hanging.
Birds of a Feather Trunk Show
Learn about the different birds used in textiles and quilt patterns as well as the symbolism and meaning of birds. A wide variety of birds will be presented through the antique quilts of the Poos Collection.
Celebrating the Blues: Africa to America Trunk Show
Explore Africa’s use of indigo and the impact on America dyeing and fabric. Examine indigo textiles and quilts from multiple continents and 4 centuries.
Delft Medallion Star Workshop
Attendees receive a blue and white bird center medallion, a template and pre-cut paper pieces to create a large star. Participants will learn paper piecing with an invisible stitch and dimensional applique.
Diamonds and Stars
Quilt Top Workshop
Receive a template and pre-cut paper pieces to learn how to English paper piece by hand. Participants will learn how to create stars and setting strips and choose from two different lay-outs to create their next quilt.
Exploring the Poos Collection Trunk Show
Learn the origins of the Poos Collection, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. This trunk show presents a variety of different antique and contemporary quilts as well as textiles from around the world.
Fabric Detective: The Case of the 200 Year Old Chintz Birds Trunk Show
Help the Fabric Detective Maude Bannister examine details of the crime through antique fabric and quilts. Research together to solve the case of chintz birds, but don’t be confused by red herrings or “criminals” hiding in the textiles.
Fabric Detective: The Case of the Chintz Columns and Calico Cloth
The Fabric Detective is at it again and Maude Bannister needs your help to solve the case. Together you’ll examine the history of Chintz using 19th century antique fabric and quilts.
Fabric Stash Jewelry Workshop
Create jewelry from your own fabric stash using the durable Kraft-Tex. Learn a variety of techniques to make jewelry for your lifestyle and taste. Techniques demonstrated include applique, paper piecing, quilting and more.
Paper Pieced Pillow Workshop
Receive a 12-inch center medallion, template and 100 pre-cut paper pieces to learn how to English paper piece by hand. Instructions are included to allow you to finish your pillow by hand or machine.
Idea Book Workshop
Receive 2 pre-cut fusible kits and a pre-fab book to create your own idea book. Then learn how to develop the artistic process and document it. Leave with your project ready to use or give as a gift.
Fusible Fun: Quilt Top Workshop
Attendees will receive nine pre-cut fusible blocks to create a quilt top. Participants will learn tips for working with fusible and will leave with the quilt top ready to quilt.
Fusible Fun Table Runner Workshop
Receive 5 pre-cut fusible kits to create your own pop art wall hanging or table runner. Discuss color theory and whether to add painted details. Leave with your project ready to quilt.
Pieces of the Prairie Trunk Show
Travel back in time with Esther, a pioneer woman, to hear her tales about her fellow pioneers and quilters. She will bring all 19th century antique quilts that reflect the prairie lifestyle.
Red and Green Quilts for Christmas…Not!
Explore some of the red and green quilts in the Poos Collection and learn about the history of Turkey Red dye. All the antique quilts featured are from the 19th century, when Turkey red was at its zenith.
Star with Hewson Birds Workshop
Receive four Hewson Birds, a template and pre-cut paper pieces to create large star. Participants will learn how to create the one large star format which can be finished as a quilt or pillow.
Starstruck Trunk Show
One of the most popular patterns in the 19th century, this trunk show lets you explore many different star pattern quilts in the Poos Collection, including: Star of Bethlehem, Diamonds between Stars, Chintz Stars and more.
Triplett Sampler Quilt Workshop
Receive the 5 templates and pre-cut paper pieces to create these 5 new unique paper piecing patterns. Students will leave with all five blocks completed and ready to be added to their quilt or wall hanging.
West African Indigo Resist and Dye Workshop
Learn 4 different indigo resist dyeing techniques: wrap, bean wrap, stitch, and hand painted resist. Participants will each receive a kit which allows them to leave with 1 yard of fabric dyed and ready for your next quilt.
West African Resist Techniques Workshop
Learn multiple resist dyeing techniques: wrap, stitch, hand painted and block printing. Each attendee will prepare 1 yard of fabric using the different techniques and leave prepared to dye at home in the color of their choice.