Merikay was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in 2009. Click here to see Merikay's biography.
What Does the Future Hold for Historic Quilts?
Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:30pm-6:30pm- Moderated by Merikay Waldvogel with panelist Virginia Gunn and others to be announced. This panel discussion will address questions such as: Will collectors and museums hold quilts in the same high regard we do? How can we insure a secure future for our quilts and our research? What aspects of quilts have yet to be researched and studied? How will group study sessions, seminars and quilt exhibitions adapt? The panel discussion will be held at the Marion Public Library in Meeting Room B.
Bertha Stenge: One Woman's Life in Quilts (1891-1957)
Friday July 21, 2017 9:30am-10:30am- In 1980 Bertha Stenge was among the first honorees inducted into TQHF. In 1999, her masterpiece quilts “The Quilting Party” and “The Quilt Show” were chosen among the top 100 quilts of the 20th century. Today her quilts reside in major museums. It’s time to get to know her better. Merikay Waldvogel has researched Stenge quilts since 1995 when she co-curated an exhibit of Stenge quilts for the Illinois State Museum. This lecture will be held at the Marion Public Library in Meeting Room B.