Winchester presents master quilter
Nina McVeigh to offer trunk show
Nina McVeigh will present “A Quilt Trunk Show” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is held in conjunction with the library’s “20 Years of Quilting by the Pieceful Hands Quilt Guild” exhibit.
McVeigh is a master quilter, educator and heirloom sewer.
In her presentation, she will offer a trunk show of a number of quilts from her collection. She will explain the piecing, embellishment and quilting elements of her finished quilts. The variety of her quilts ranges from designs quilted in the hoop to stitched words and rickrack embellishment.
Wool appliqué, traditional piecing, plus the “not so traditional” will all be explored. McVeigh will also discuss how advances in technology have affected the evolution of this popular traditional craft and art form.
Learning to sew at her grandmother’s knee, McVeigh does not remember a time when sewing was not a part of her life. She has a degree in education and owned her own quilt shop and dealership.
During the 14 years of owning her own store she developed and taught original patterns and designs. She designed the Butterfly Quilt used in Bernina advertising campaigns, and she has designed quilts used in their worldwide educational materials.
McVeigh has been published in many magazines including Through the Needle, McCall’s Quilting, For the Love of Quilting and Designs in Machine Embroidery.
The program is free and open to the public. Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Winchester Academy IS funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. This program is sponsored Jim and Mary Trainor.
For more information about Winchester Academy, check winchesteracademywaupaca.org, follow on Facebook, or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or at [email protected]