June 15th Guild Meeting Program - Gail Kessler "From Concept to Cloth"
Gail presents a lively and informative talk regarding our favorite passion: Fabric! She discusses the how's and why's of fabric design concept, execution, printing, distribution, quality, and availability. Ever wonder why fabrics don't stay in stock longer, or who determines the trends? How does one become a fabric designer? Should I pre-wash or not? What are those little pin holes along the sides of my fabric? What are "gams"? All these questions and much more will be covered. Bring your questions - Gail will be ready for you! There will be show and tell (and items for sale if you like - let me know)
Gail is a former Marketing Director and current designer for Andover Fabrics, and a former Marketing Director of Benartex Fabrics. She owns Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley PA, which is a BERNINA dealer as well as a 4000 bolt quilt shop. Gail is also a Craftsy instructor with three classes running with nearly 200,000 students enrolled. She has been published in virtually every major quilting magazine and has appeared twice on Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting TV show on PBS, and has lectured and taught quiltmaking nationwide and on several quilt cruises.