EBWA--Welcoming All Women of All Ages

February 25, 2016

Quilts Through the 20th and Into the 21st Century


Kathryn Greenwold will speak about trends in quilting during the 20th century, and where we are going in the 21st century as new methods, machines, fabrics, paints, and designs are used.  Quilters today are building a body of work that will become the "traditional" quilts in 100 years.  Kathie will also focus on the effects the internet and computers have already had on the quilting world and what we might see in the next 25 years.

Kathryn has been quilting for 60 of her 67 years.  She began with her grandmothers in Nebraska.  However, her quilts now reflect both the traditional quilts and techniques she learned from her grandmothers, and an artistic expression using textiles, found objects, paint, stamping, and printing for art quilts and framed art.  Kathryn is a qualified appraiser of quilts, and quilt historian, instructor and author.  Her first book of quilt patterns written with Lynn Makrin, is Amish Shadows Light Reflected, which explores the Amish Shadows block in both traditional and modern settings.  She and Lynn are working on their second book, Ladders to Heaven, Roads to Everywhere, which will be out in early 2016.

All women are invited to attend this program February 25 at 7:45.  To enjoy socializing with other women, arrive for wine or juice between 5:45 and 6:15 when a catered vegetarian meal will be served.  Make reservations for the meal by e-mailing Gabrielle Reals at  by Monday February 22 or by calling her at 382-5685 no later than 8 pm Tuesday February 23. You may request a gluten-free meal with your reservation. You may also bring your own meal or come for the program only at 7:45.  Cost of the entire evening is $15; cost of the program only is $3.

Looking ahead:   On March 31, journalist Azra Haqqie will speak on Living in the Capital Region as a Practicing Muslim Woman.

We operate without elected officers.  All activities are coordinated by a steering committee of persons who simply like being a member of a group of all women.  Responsibilities are shared and rotated.  Help decide on programs, get to better know the women involved and double your enjoyment of EBWA.  For general information:  Contact Carol Hamblin, 861-6034;