Meeting Date: Monday, May 17th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
VMQG’s May guest lecturer is Heidi Parkes presenting a lecture on “Quilting as Therapy”.
Heidi is a fiber artist, focused on quilts and mending. Her art explores the concepts of place, relationships, and memory.
Quilting as therapy is a common concept in the quilting world, and quilting can help heal sadness and grief in many forms. In this lecture Heidi will discuss quilts made about the pandemic, the passing of her father, and the impact of the quilts that were part of her own childhood. Heidi will also discuss the concept of reframing, and the way that storytelling in a quilt can help to give a new perspective on things, and help aid in the healing of emotions and the building of courage, compassion, and self esteem.