We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Featured Quilter is Ann Pfrender. After careers in medicine in Michigan, Ann and her husband moved to Eugene in 1998 (lured by the charms of young grandsons) where she's been very active in the quilting community and Pioneer Quilters ever since.
Ann grew up with quilters in her family, but didn't take it up personally until midlife, a few years before concluding her career as a physician. She also underwent training and certification as an AQS quilt appraiser, a good fit with her dual interests in quilting and antiques.
Ann is currently also active in The Oregon Quilt Documentation Project, The Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group and creates many great items for our Boutique.
Ann will share some of her antique quilt expertise on Thursday at 1:00, when she and Heather Kliever, Registrar and Curator of Education at the Lane County Historical Museum, will show and discuss some of the quilts in the museum's collection, focusing on these topics:
Talking from the Trunk
Museum quilts 1840-1890
Quilts from the Oregon Trail,
The Whitaker and Harlow families
The quilts Ann creates are always beautiful, unique and often come with a good story. I hope you'll take time to look at those in her Featured Quilter display area of our show, and find time to chat with her.