Pieces of Time - A Musical Trunk Show
Songs, Stories, Quilts
I've been writing and singing songs about quilts, the people who make them, and the ones who love them since 2013. What began as a scrap of an Idea, has become much more. Pieces of Time, a Musical Trunk Show combines the songs I sing with a "show and tell" style display of approximately 50 collected vintage, antique, and family heritage quilts.
I usually travel with my sister, Diana Marlin, which is a lot of fun for the two of us, since we've always been each other's best friend, and for the audience. We have a lot of fun sharing our stories, our quilts, and the road.
We grew up with our Grandmother in the house. She was a quilter and taught us about color, pattern, and the simple joy of sewing bits of cloth together. She told us stories, and never complained about having us underfoot. We were fortunate to have extended family right up the stairs of that big old house, quietly teaching us without our realizing it.
Our house always had music, too. Mom played the organ at the Baptist church and the piano at home. Dad played classic country music singers on the big HiFi...Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Eddie Arnold... and when I was 11 years old, he bought me a guitar. Around that time he began taking Diana to estate auctions. One of the first things she ever bought at one was, you guessed it, a quilt.
Music and quilts. Both have the ability to invoke memories, soothe the spirit, warm the soul, and create community.
Pieces of Time stitches the two together. Through song, story, and 50 - 60 antique quilts, I'll take you along on a happy trip through time and place. You'll laugh, and you'll cry, and maybe view the quilts in your life just a bit differently.
Program length - approximately 60 minutes.
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"We've had trunk shows, and we've had music. But this is the best program we've ever had for our guild." - Oakland County Quilters
"Best program ever!" - Petoskey Quilt Guild
"It was so great to listen to you in person. You have a lovely voice, a great sense of humor and ease of presenting that totally engaged your audience." - Council Idaho Quilt Show
"We will have you back!" - Cameo Quilt Guild - Clawson, MI
"Thank you for the entertainment, laughter, and sharing your wonderful quilts and stories!" - Crazy Quilters of Mukwanago - Mukwanago, WI
Pieces of Time
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