Nova's presentations are approximately one hour in length (longer with audience participation). She can also customize a lecture for your group if they are accustomed to shorter programs. Nova's Quilt Lectures use a Power Point slide presentation as well as utilizing numerous "live" visuals. Examples: For the presentation "Our History with the Singer Featherweight" Nova brings her personal collection of Featherweight machines (when feasible). For the presentation "A Century of Progress" Nova brings her extensive collection of memorabilia from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair; including a souvenir quilt from the Fair.
Nova is booked for 2016 and is scheduling into 2017 and 2018. Contact Nova for details and to arrange for a contract for your guild.
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Our History with the Singer Featherweight
Our mothers and grandmothers purchased these marvelous little machines in record numbers (the Featherweight was Singer’s best selling machine for years). And now, today’s quilters have made them extremely sought after collector’s items. Journey through the years of history with an abundance of stimulating visuals and visit the place these machines captured on the American scene.
A Century of Progress
Journey to the 1933 World’s Fair and the Sears National Quilt Contest.
During the height of our country’s worst economic depression the city leaders of Chicago hosted a great exposition. Sears, Roebuck and Company sponsored the largest quilt contest in history. Almost 25,000 women jumped at the chance to win over $ 1000 in prize money! Mentally “travel” to the exposition and view some of the wonderful quilts from the contest with all the accompanying intrigue and mystery.
This presentation has become Nova's most popular quilt guild program. She brings her vast collection of memorabilia with her for the audience to enjoy.
Quilters' Cotton: Your Fabric's Story
Cotton has had an impact on civilization for centuries. Enjoy an in-depth look at how cotton has shaped our lives and at the history of the fiber that brings us the beautiful fabrics we love, and its contemporary production on cotton farms in Texas.
This lecture has become Nova's second most popular lecture for quilters.
This presentation works well for civic groups who are accustomed to a presentation of approximately 30 minutes or it can be a full length presentation for quilt guilds. This lecture looks into the type and style of fabrics and quilting that were typical of Colonial America.
Exposing myths and providing options for a variety of scenarios, Nova guides her audience through the vitally important topic of caring for our cherished quilts and textiles.
Contact Nova to schedule a presentation for your group.