We’re thrilled to announce that Benartex designer Shelley Cavanna is going to be the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Piecing Palooza on June 29th, 2023.

Shelley Cavanna is a quilt and textile designer and author of one of the hottest books of the year: Barn Star Quilts. She loves modern, intricate, mosaic-inspired quilts. Shelley makes it her mission to turn these exquisite designs into approachable projects for quilters of all styles and skill levels, living up to her design mantra “Stunning quilts made simple!”

The topic of her keynote address is going to be Community Threads.

Learn how to build community with Barn Star Quilts! Inspired by grassroots, community-based projects during the height of her family’s pandemic quarantine, she designed a spectacular sampler quilt using blocks that were meaningful to her, with the dreams of someday being back with her sewing community.

Join Shelley for a chat featuring bits of the history of Barn Stars and Barn Quilt Trails, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of her Barn Star Sampler quilts, and how the heart of quilt making – even using paint and wood rather than needle and thread – binds communities together.

Enroll now and save $ 20 with Shelley’s coupon code pp20cora.