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2018 Quilt Show
April 20-22, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
The theme is "Piecing Our Past and Future"  

“HERstory” is history written from a female perspective, emphasizing the role of women, or told from a woman's point of view.  In the case of the Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc., “HERstory” is an exhibit of quilts focusing on American women’s contributions to our country.  As the theme for the 2018 Quilt Challenge, 31 quilters have interpreted the stories of 30 American women whose contributions and accomplishments within our country or while representing the United States, have helped motivate and inspire people to further their own dreams, and have helped to shape our nation.

The theme for the Challenge was created by co-chairs Cris Rohn Hartman, Linda Molter, and Lynn Smith,. Cris Rohn Hartman explained that the past 3 Challenges have involved two landscape type of quilts and bird-themed quilts.   She thought this would create a new technical challenge for members to create faces and people and to inspire the quilters by learning more about the “notable woman” each selected to represent on their quilt.  Workshops were held to help members and share ideas and techniques.  

Each quilter selected a “notable woman” to focus on and interpret “her story” in fabric as an art quilt that she created.  Accompanying each quilt is a written narrative about the featured woman and her achievements and accomplishments.   The co-chairs believe the educational component of the written description is important in helping viewers learn more about each “notable woman” and what the quilter was trying to portray about her.   

Join us in celebrating these powerful, creative, and innovative women who oftentimes faced adversity, but persevered.  We hope that you will be motivated to learn more about the notable women whose contributions in America have influenced, inspired, and encouraged future generations.  The HERstory ~ Notable American Women Quilt Challenge can only be viewed at the  Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc. Quilt Show which will be held at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson, CA from April 20-22, 2018.

2016 Quilt Show
Video link to the 2016 Quilt Show hosted by the Quilters' Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc. on April 22-24, 2016.  The quilt show, titled "Feather Your Nest With Quilts" featured about 400 quilts including 54 bird-themed Challenge Quilts.  Video courtesy of Cris Rohn-Hartman.  
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6:30 to 9:00 pm
Shasta Senior Center

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