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American Quilt Society Textile Appraiser Chris Moline will join Rockford’s Sinnissippi Quilt Guild Thursday, Sept. 5, to help quilt lovers to see beauty in all quilts. She will speak at Rockford’s Bethesda Convent Church, 2010 E. State St., at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Non-members are invited to attend; visitor fee is $5.
Moline’s lectures and workshops are popular throughout the Midwest, and her presentation, “Ugly Quilt,” has been enthusiastically described as a “real hoot” by previous audiences.
A quiltmaker since age 5, she is a quilter, a seamstress, a needleworker, a quilt and antique sewing item collector, and a quilt restorer. She has extensive experience and training in quilt and textile history, construction, conservation, care and repair. She has served as president of three Chicago-area quilting guilds and has also served on the boards of the Professional Association of Appraisers — Quilted Textiles and the Interstate Resources and Quilters Network. Moline is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers — Quilted Textiles.
Speakers like Moline help Sinnissippi Quilters to educate the community and to preserve the heritage of quilting. Since 1982, Sinnissippi Quilters have used their talents to help nonprofit organizations and have provided handmade quilts for families of neo-natal infants cared for in Rockford hospitals. Learn more at www.sinnissippiquilters.org/programs.
Posted Sept. 4, 2013