Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author and lecturer from Northern California, Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years, Velda's work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in more than 30 publications, including Quilter's Newsletter and Threads magazine. She is the mother of four and the grandmother of 10.
Her lecture will be about inspiration and evolution. Through slides, she will show you how she started, how she now works, and she will also share a little bit about what she's learned and obstacles she has encountered throughout her 20 year creative journey. Her intention is to encourage by example. She hopes each attendee leaves the lecture inspired and feeling that if she can do it, so can you. She will bring as many of her quilts as she can and is open to questions.