Artist Talk: Frontenac County Quilts with Bethany Garner

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Malting Tower
Bethany Garner

Artist Talk with Bethany Garner

Frontenac County Quilts: Heritage Quilts and Quilters

March 26, 11AM-1PM in the Malting Tower

11AM-12PM: Artist talk

12PM-1PM: Quilt shares: Q&A and assessment with Beth (optional)

Join us for an artist talk with Bethany Garner exploring Frontenac County quilts!

Creativity Studio Artist Bethany Garner will share a lovely collection of vintage quilts acquired during visits to Frontenac County farms and homesteads over 30 years. Most of the quilts were handmade and thus have imperfections, and each has an individual story. These quilts have a place in our region’s history that lives on as collectors research and study the makers and their designs.

Bethany will discuss the Eastern Ontario Quilt Documentation Project and invites community members to bring a quilt of their own to share. Following the artist talk (from 12PM onwards), Beth will devote time to discuss care, conservation, and possibilities for restoration with local Guilds and individuals. If you’ve got a vintage quilt, be sure to bring it with you to this event!



PWYW $0–20+  |  Click here to register

All ages are welcome, though artist talks are not typically of interest to children!



Bethany Garner is a textile and weaving focused artist and arts professional, focused on sharing her 23 years of teaching experience as the recently retired Textile Arts Program Instructor at St. Lawrence College. She is keen to support those who have an interest in using fibre and stitch as their medium. Beth is a weaver and art quilt designed who has work traveling in Canada and the US, as well as around the world with Studio Art Quilt Associates. 

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