Chose from Hand Applique for beginners, Patchwork and Quilters gifts, and Traditional Wholecloth Quilting.As the daughter of a tailor and pattern cutter Jenny Barlow become acquainted with the sewing world at the tender age of three.Jenny's love for sewing didn't diminish as the years progressed and her passion for quilting began in 1979.
Jenny launched her own teaching career in 1992 and has enjoyed a rich tapestry of teaching experiences nationally, usually running workshops for up to 18 students for each session, passing on her knowledge, experience, skills and most of all her enthusiasm for quilting.Jenny also talks to groups about the history of quilting, quilting styles and methods, arousing interest in those who may have never attempted quilting before. Historically quilts were primarily used by people needing a cheap way to keep warm: quilts can be used time and again as they can be unpicked and re-sewn. Both Jenny's workshops and talks are delivered in a friendly, easy to understand way.Jenny brings some very impressive antique quilts with her to the talks. Her specialist areas of quilting knowledge are Durham and Welsh quilting.The Quilt History list was created to provide a forum for people around the world who are interested in antique quilts and related textiles to discuss the historical aspects of quilting.We discuss all aspects of antique quilts - fabrics, design, color, etc. We also share our experiences with the more practical aspect of antique quilts - finding, washing, researching, restoring and even reproducing.
Some buying, selling and swapping is allowed, but our primary focus is on learning from each other by exchanging stories, research, tips and techniques.
We are a very open and sharing group composed of scholars, writers, teachers, collectors, quilt appraisers, restorers, librarians, museum curators, and other professionals.
We report findings, review books and articles, and share information about exhibitions, collections, publications, and conferences.
General as well as such specific topics as quilt documentation projects, textile history, oral history projects, and quilter biographies are welcomed.
The list open to everyone with an interest in the documentation and study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.
11 July - 5 August Jenny is teaching Half Day and Full Day Workshops at Malborough Summer School this year.