Monday, September 9 – 7 pm
Men and the Art of Quilt Making
Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking”. He has a regular column for the national magazine The Quilt Life and has appeared on many quilting shows on PBS and HGTV.
While quilting has been practiced almost exclusively by women, a few men have crept into the realm from time to time. This lecture tells why, and how, men have occasionally landed on the world of quilts. He will tell my own story and show his own quilts, while also providing some historical insight into this mystery. The lecture is illustrated with his own quilts and pictures of men and their quilts from his book, “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking.”