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Lynn Harris – Lecture “Do it for the Process”

LECTURE Do it for the Process Lynn will share some of her quilts and talk about her journey from  the first quilt she made as a teenager in 1976 to her current work. She has found that the steps of making a quilt are often more meaningful to her than the completed quilt. Focusing on the creative process rather than the finished product allows her time in the studio to be filled with play and discovery.

The Combat Quilter

​I am a 20 year veteran with 2 combat deployments to Iraq in 2006 and 2009. I have tried many different ways to find comfort from my PTSD. War causes many things we struggle with; fear of loud noises, difficulty sleeping, readjusting to normal life, and emotional numbness. I began quilting in 2016 after my wife stated "we don't do enough together." On a random afternoon, I found myself checking the mailbox to find a flyer for a quilted table runner class at a local quilt shop. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do something out of the box with my wife. After

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