Mary Kerr
Woodbridge, VA

Quilt Walk
Tour-T - Thursday
Tour-F - Friday
Tour-S - Saturday

Yes! You Can Machine
Quilt Your Vintage

Precision Piecing:
A Perfect Bowtie
Mary Kerr is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award winning quilter. She is a quilt historian whose lectures and workshops focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles.

Her current work marries her love of all things vintage with the freedom of expression that is encouraged in our Art Quilt community.


Mary's Classes at HMQS

Quilt Walk: Quilt as Desired

Thu. May 7, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  | Tour-T | $10.00
Fri.   May 8, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  | Tour-F | $10.00
Sat. May 9, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  | Tour-S | $10.00

All, Guided Tour/Lecture | Category: General Interest
Vintage tops have been "Quilted as Desired" by some of the best long arm quilters in the business. This display has taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide the quilt worlds become blurred.
Yes! You Can Machine Quilt Your Vintage

Thurs. May 7, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | 229-T | $15.00

Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: General Interest

Many questions arise when we consider finishing our vintage textiles. Can we machine quilt them, what do we need to think about, will we destroy the value, will the quilt police come and haunt us?? Join Mary as she presents a lively and engaging trunk show that focuses on the pros and cons of working with and completing those pieces from yesteryear.
Precision Piecing: A Perfect Bowtie

Fri. May 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 335-F | $45.00

Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Piecing

Have you always wanted to make a Bowtie block but the thought of Y seams made you break out in hives? Work with award winning quilter Mary Kerr to learn the basics, test your wings and perfect your technique. She will share tips and inspiration as you create the perfect Bowtie block. Perfect seams and matched corners can be yours!

Student supply list: Seam ripper, scissors and pins. Taupe or grey cotton thread. 2-4 fat quarters of cotton fabric (we are working on a technique so buying from your stash is a great way to practice)