Lectures and Trunk Shows

My lectures and trunk shows are ideal for mid to large groups. I am booking for 2018. Contact me for terms, and scheduling.

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Bridget O'Flaherty Sewing

My Journey as a Fibre Artist 

What’s it like to start a quilting career at a young age? What were some of the trials and highlights? What is does it take to start again after a break? I will take you through the 26 years of my career as a fibre artist, from early beginnings, to influences and highlighting special projects. This lecture includes a trunk show of quilts from my career and a digital presentation. 

Design: What Is Art, Anyway? 

A one hour presentation and discussion. A look at what art can mean, exploring the constructs of the social narrative, commercial art and art for the sake of art. Do we have to have a calling or a career – and does it matter? A look at the historical context of fibre art and quilts with highlights of famous works moving into the last 20 years and the development of quilts as an art form. Join the discussion and consider what art really means to us and how we may want to express ourselves.

Dyes and fibres

Eco Fibre Art and Slow Textiles 

What does sustainability mean and what is eco-fibre art? Did you know you have choices when it comes to sustainable materials and supplies? From organic fabric, recycled content threads, natural fibres and dyes, there are a lot of options, but where do you find it and how do you know what to look for? Get ahead of the curve and learn about the options available to you in the fibre world. Find out what choices you can make as an artist, crafter or a business owner to reduce your impact on the carbon footprint of fibre artists.