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Lectures and Trunk Shows: Thread Painted Art by Bridget O'Flaherty

Lectures and Trunk Shows

Do you have a group that features guest speakers and lectures in fibre art? My lectures and trunk shows are ideal for mid to large groups. I am booking for 2019/2020. This is an ideal opportunity to connect workshops and lectures for an insight into Free Motion Embroidery and Landscapes in Thread.

 Check out where I am scheduled as a guest speaker already


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 28 years of my career as a fibre artist, from early beginnings to influences and highlight 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.


Are you a Green Quilter? Let’s talk About ‘Eco’ in this Industry

Are you environmentally aware and looking for green options? What does sustainability mean and how is it being addressed in the textile industry? Join me for an in depth look at what your options are and let’s discuss the costs of being green. 

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? Find out how to reduce your environmental impact as an artist, crafter or a business owner. Learn how and why you should do your part to help save the planet, one stitch at a time.