KCRQF 2019 – Guest Blog by Lori Lee Triplett

Welcome to the second stop of the “Hidden Treasures” blog tour. If you haven’t heard, the Triplett Sisters are pleased to have their fifth book available in pre-sale at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I’m also teaching at the Festival, so I hope you’ve registered for one of my workshops: Adire, Indigo Resist Dye Workshop, Silk Scarf Dyeing, or trunk show Out of Africa.  I’ll also be available to sign books on Preview Night or at our vendor booth. So, please be sure to stop by the booth and say “hi” to my sister Kay and me.

(Find out more about Lori’s classes on the KCRQF website Here.)

Yesterday, we discussed the first two chapters of the book Album and Wool Quilts. Today we’ll be learning about the third chapter, Birds of a Feather. There are very few bird quilts that Kay isn’t willing to add to the Poos Collection.  So, it was difficult to narrow down which bird quilts would be included. Sometimes we even snuck a quilt with birds into other sections of the book, that way we didn’t have to leave so many out.  These birds of a feather range from those on a coffin cover, to birds stealing three-dimensional cherries.  Okay, these are textiles that just have to be seen to be believed.  It is a good thing the book has lots of photos of all 100 items!

Starstruck is full of — wait for it, star quilts! Stars were one of the most popular patterns in the early 19th century. This book has 16 star quilts in it, each with different take on the star quilt.  Oh yes, we even snuck a couple of birds in this section too. Several of our new workshops which coordinated with the new book were inspired by a quilt in this section.

Don’t miss the remaining stops on the blog tour to learn more about the Triplett Sisters’ upcoming book, Hidden Treasures, Quilts from 1600 to 1860, Rarely Seen Pre-Civil War Textiles from the Poos Collection.

June 2 Patchwork Posse Blog, https://www.patchworkposse.com/posts/

June 3 Triplett Sisters Blog, https://www.quiltandtextilecollections.com/blog

If you missed the first day of the tour simply go to C&T Publishing Blog, https://www.ctpub.com/blog

Don’t forget to comment for your opportunity to win an electronic version of the book!  A free e-book will be given away each day!

KCRQF 2019 – Trunk Show and Workshops with Lori Lee Triplett

Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational.
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival has scheduled a trunk show and two dyeing workshops with Lori.  In her trunk show — “Out of Africa” — you will meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa, and hear about her adventures and textile discoveries.  Lori makes taking one of her dyeing workshops fun and easy — she brings all the supplies, you show up in “old” clothes and enjoy the process!

Visit Lori’s page on our website to find out more about her and for full descriptions:  https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/instructors/lori-lee-triplett/

Thursday, June 13 — 8:00 am to 12:00 noon — Silk Scarf dyeing techniques

Thursday, June 13 — 5:00 to 6:30 pm — “Out of Africa” Trunk Show

Saturday, June 15 — 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — “Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye Workshop”

Sign up for Lori’s trunk show and workshops here:  http://kcrqf.com/festival-info/festival-passes-events-classes/


Lori Lee Triplett — KCRQF 2019 Instructor

Along with her sister Kay, Lori Lee Triplett established Quilt & Textile Collections.  In addition to managing their extensive collection of antique quilts and publishing books about their collections, Lori travels the country and world presenting trunk shows and workshops.

We are excited to have Lori participating in the Festival and sharing her love of textiles and quilts!  Here is her description of what you will experience at her trunk show “Out of Africa”:

“Meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa to teach only to become a student of the amazing Africans and their textiles. Mary will regale you with her tales of Africa while showing you a sampling of West African textiles featuring different methods of dyeing, weaving, and indigo resist.”

In addition to the trunk show, Lori will be presenting two dyeing workshops:  “African Indigo Resist Scarves” and “Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye”.

See descriptions of Lori’s workshops for Festival Here.

Find out more about Lori on their website, Quilt & Textile Collections.