Pat and Arlan Christ

/Pat and Arlan Christ

#32812, Appliquéd Quilts – As American As Apple Pie

Day: Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Pat and Arlan Christ
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Experience the history of American Appliqué from the 19th century through the revival of the 20th century. The lecture will include heirloom quilts showcasing a variety of patterns and designs that demonstrate the intricate art of appliqué. You will see the talents of quilters that paved the way for needle artists today. The Captain James Andrew Quilt has a special story and will delight everyone – share in the journey of this particular quilt and how it finally found a home in the Christ Collection. This Baltimore Album quilt is only shown on special occasions – so this is an event you may not want to miss.

#33103, Holiday Magic with Circles, Curves, and Bias Stems

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Pat and Arlan Christ
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)


The Christ Collection has so many inspiring quilt designs that it was decided to begin the Pride of Pennsylvania Pattern Series. The first pattern was taken from a single appliquéd block found in the bottom of a box purchased at a local sale in Pennsylvania. The block represents so many designs – a poinsettia, a cactus, plus sprigs of currants. This workshop will teach you the ease of beautiful points, curves, circles, bias stems, plus a bit of history. The art of appliqué is always magical and all three design elements are used to celebrate the holiday season. They are a delightful representation of charm and elegance. The pattern will allow you as a needle artist to provide extraordinary results using your creativity, to stitch this block in classic red and green.