Who doesn’t dream of finding a cache of antique quilts? This trunk show tells the story of how a box of pristine antique quilts was discovered in an abandoned farm- house in Iowa. The empty house was littered with trash, the roof was caving in, windows were broken, and the doors were hanging askew on the hinges. Who would ever believe a box of quilts made in the late 1800s - early 1900s was just waiting to be discovered! The quilts shown are reproductions of the quilts that were found. There are two examples of each, one made with reproduction fabric that reflects the original quilt and an updated version using modern fabrics.
Edie McGinnis is the former associate editor of Kansas City Star Quilts. She has published 18 quilt books, written articles for quilt magazines and has had several single patterns published. She contributed as a columnist on The Star’s web site, Pickledish.com. In 2015, Kansas City Star Quilts was sold to C&T Publishing.
After Kansas City Star Quilts was sold, Edie worked as the technical writer for Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. She wrote patterns, contributed articles for Block Magazine and ModBlock, and taught at Missouri Star Academy. She retired in 2019.
Edie gives lectures and trunk shows on a variety of subjects. One of her favorites features original feedsacks she has been collecting for more than 20 years as well as quilts made using feedsack fabric. Another focuses on The Kansas City Star quilt patterns, their history and the designers who worked at The Star in the early years. She recently curated an exhibit of her collection of antique Kansas City Star quilts at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She also has trunk shows available featuring Scrap quilts and Precuts. Edie has taught quilting at Primitives of the Midwest in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and various workshops using her own original patterns. She has been quilting for more than 35 years and is a member of the American Quilting Society.