2022 Lectures

In 2022, the Orange County Modern Quilt Guild is excited to offer great programming for both members and guests! In order to feature speakers from around the country, the lecture portion of our meetings will be held via Zoom.

Guests are welcome to attend our special guest lectures for a $5 donation, payable via Zelle or Check.

If you’re interested in attending any of our 2022 lectures, please contact the guild at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

September 29th
Lecture: Rachel Derstine
Keep It Simple But Pack a Punch

this lecture will be held via Zoom

Rachel Derstine is an award winning fiber artist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her works are featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/craft shows throughout the country. Her work has been purchased and installed in institutions such as Epic Corporation in Madison, WI, and the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.

Having grown up in Japan, this influence is evident in her style and use of kimonos, silks, ikats, hand dyed and batik fabrics. She includes traditional techniques of quilting as well as her own innovative materials and methods to achieve her desired designs.

Guests are welcome to attend our special guest lectures for a $5 donation, payable via Zelle or check.

November 17th
Lecture: Janneken Smucker
Amish Quilts

this lecture will be held via Zoom

At our November guild meeting, we are looking forward to hosting Janneken Smucker.

Guests are welcome to attend our special guest lectures for a $5 donation, payable via Zelle or check.

Previous Lectures

January 27th
Lecture: Jacquie Gering
Finding My Voice: An Artist’s Journey

this lecture was held via Zoom

Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and finding her voice as a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

March 31st
Lecture: Tara Miller
Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century

this lecture was held via Zoom

This presentation is packed with graphic, visually stunning quilts from the whole of the 20th century. Many of these have a surprisingly modern aesthetic! Throughout the conversation, we’ll put these quilts in context: historically, socially, artistically. We’ll explore some of our connections with the past that inform us, inspire us, and drive us in the art and practice of quilt making today.

May 26th
Lecture: Bill Stearman
BackPack Show

this lecture was held via Zoom

At our May guild meeting, we are looking forward to hosting Bill Stearman. Bill will share about 25 of his quilts and tell their stories.

June 30th
Lecture: Audrey Esarey
Finding My Voice in Modern Quilting

this lecture was held via Zoom

This lecture focuses on Audrey’s path to becoming a modern quilter and how she’s applied many traditional techniques in her modern quilts. Audrey will discuss the progression of her work and show her Radial Quilts, Watercolor Quilts, and a few others too! She’ll share information on design inspiration, favorite artists, and discuss some quilting highs and lows along her journey. Audrey looks forward to sharing her quilts and stories with you! While she will take questions throughout the lecture, she’ll save 15-20 minutes at the end specifically for any guild questions.

July 28th
Lecture: Teresa Duryea Wong
Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts

this lecture was held via Zoom

At our July guild meeting, we are looking forward to hosting Teresa Duryea Wong.