We've invited three quilt collectors from our current exhibit Here Comes the Sun to come and share how they became collectors and their experiences in collecting quilts. Here's a little more information about our guests.
Bill and Linda Volckening
Roderick started collecting old things he found in his family's basement, garage, and his grandmother’s home in small town Indiana. This passion soon turned into attending auctions and his interest in things from the past grew.
Once he was introduced to “unexpected” quilts of the last half of the 20h century he started to check out eBay and other sources to find these quilts. Roderick is most passionate about pieced quilts, often crudely quilted or tied, and full of printed fabrics. Most importantly, they are the quirky, funky, and soulful expressions of a quiltmaker who broke the rules.
Roderick wrote a book about these quilts called Unconventional & Unexpected. Due to its popularity, Roderick and Quiltfolk put together an expanded second edition. You can read more about Roderick and his quilt collections at https://www.roderickkiracofe.com/main.
Join us on Tuesday, January 18 at noon CT to learn more about Bill, Linda and Roderick's quilt collecting adventures.
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Topic: Quilt Collectors: The How and The Why
Time: Jan 18, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 810 3058 5983