Don't miss this opportunity to meet and hear from top quilt personalities as they share their personal experiences, artistic inspirations, techniques, and amazing quilts. Lectures are included in the price of admission to the Historic Homes Tour and Quilt Show.

Lecture Schedule

Lectures are provided on a first come, first served basis and times are subject to change.

Saturday, April 1610:30 a.m.
"Why Do I Need An Appraisal?"Pamela Pampe
Warrenton Baptist Church226 N. Main Street
Saturday, April 1611:45 a.m.
"Something Old. Something New."Abigail Dolinger
Oak Chapel AME Church219 Macon Street
Saturday, April 161:15 p.m.
"A Stroll Thru My Quilt Garden"Augusta Cole
Warrenton Baptist Church226 N. Main Street
Saturday, April 162:30 p.m.
"Warren County Architecture"Noel Robertson
Warren County Community Center111 W. Franklin Street
Saturday, April 163:30 p.m.
"The Art of Quilting in North Carolina"Pepper Cory
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church210 N. Main Street


Lecture: A Stroll thru my Quilt Garden

I began my quilting career in North Carolina 35 years ago. I was a member of the Pamlico River Quilters Guild and in 1982 I was asked to be on the board of directors for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. In 1984, I moved to Richmond and became active in the local quilting groups, eventually serving as President of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, the statewide quilting group.

For more information about Augusta, visit her at www.augustacolequilting.com.


Lecture: The Art of Quilting in North Carolina

I have been a quiltmaker since 1972 when I saw an antique quilt at a rummage sale, purchased it for $1.00, and on the way home fell in love! From that moment I wanted to learn to make quilts and sought out quiltmakers, usually elderly ladies, who could teach me the art. Ever since I've been collecting quilts, making quilts myself, writing books about them, designing needlework tools, and sharing my love of quilting by teaching and lecturing. I've written articles that have appeared in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Traditional Quiltworks, American Patchwork & Quilting, the FabShop magazine, and Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts and published seven books.

For more information about Pepper, visit her at www.peppercory.com.


Lecture: Something Old. Something New.

This lecture will show antique and vintage family quilts juxtaposed with my modern remakes. I am a native of Culpepper, Virginia and learned basic sewing, needlework, and quilting skills from my mother and grandmothers. My husband just retired after serving our country as a U.S. Army chaplain for 29 years. Through the years and our many moves with the military, I have made wonderful quilting friends. I would characterize myself as a traditional quilter, but I applaud the modern quilting movement. My quilt designs have been published in McCall's, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines.

For more information about Aby, visit her at abyquilts.wordpress.com.


Pamela M. Pampe is a certified American Quilter's Society appraiser of quilted textiles. She will be available on Saturday, April 16 from 12 pm to 5 pm and Sunday, April 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm to appraise your quilts. Oral appraisals are $25/quilt and take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Oral appraisals do not provide a value but discuss dating and unusual fabric, etc. Written appraisals are $50/quilt and take approximately 30 minutes. All fees are paid directly to the appraiser. Reserve an appraisal appointment here.


Lecture: Why Do I Need An Appraisal?

Pamela M. Pampe has been a certified American Quilter's Society appraiser of quilted textiles since 1994. While studying to become an appraiser, Pam, became interested in the care and conservation of quilts and the stories they could tell. She studied under museum conservators to become a self-trained conservator for quilts and opened her own studio in Miami, FL to serve the museums and historical societies in South Florida in the care and display of their textile collections. Her varied interests, as it relates to quilts, led Pamela to join the American Quilt Study Group. She served on the board and became president of AQSG. She is also the current president of the national Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles.