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.
Classic Quilt Programs
Exploring the Poos Collection
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.
Pieces of the Prairie
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.
Prairie Friendship Quilt Workshop
A contemporary version patterned after a 19th century friendship quilt. Attendees will hand paint 8 quilt blocks to create your own legacy quilt. (Stencils are available if you prefer.)
Request a Topic
Consult with QTC to create a dynamic presentation from the extensive Poos Collection. Pick a theme that matches your event or organization.
Red and Green Quilts
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.
Red and Green Quilt Workshop
Hand paint quilt blocks for a miniature quilt patterned after one of the red and green antique quilts. Stencils available or create your own block designs.
Album Quilt Workshop
Create your own Album Quilt (assembly not included) by hand painting 12 blocks. Participants can select from stencils or create your own designs.
Nine Patch Variation
Hand paint four 6 inch blocks and one 12 inch block to create your own nine patch wall hanging. Select from stencils or paint your own design. Instructions for wall quilt assembly in two different variations will be provided.
Fabric Detective: The Case of the 200 Year Old Chintz Birds
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.
Rose Center Medallion
Explore your artistic skill through textile painting to create your own “Chintz” fat quarter size center medallion. If you prefer not to paint free hand, stencils will be provided, so everyone can leave with a completed design.
Learn textile painting to create your own “Chintz” 13 x 13 size center medallion or quilt block. Participants can learn to paint the sunflowers free hand or with the help of a stencil.
Celebrating the Blues
Celebrating the Blues: Africa to America
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.
Indigo, Africa’s Gift to the World
Learn about the history of indigo in Africa and see samples of African textiles and garments. Then explore how the African influence in textiles spread to other countries.
Out of Africa
Meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa to teach only to become a student of the amazing Africans and their textiles. Mary will regale you with her tales of Africa while showing you a sampling of West African textiles featuring different methods of dyeing, weaving, and indigo resist.
Adire: 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.
African Indigo Resist Workshop
Learn 4 different indigo resist dyeing techniques: wrap, bean wrap, stitch, and hand painted resist. Each attendee will prep one yard of fabric with the different resist techniques and leave with indigo crystals to finish your fabric at home.
Adire: African Indigo Resist Scarves
Learn multiple indigo resist techniques: stitch resist, bean wrap and wood blocks. Then select which techniques to use on your scarves. Participants will leave with two complete indigo resist dyed 100% silk scarves.