New Programming for September: Audrey Esarey of Cotton and Bourbon!

September 18, 2021
The Chicago MQG is over the moon excited to welcome Audrey Esarey (aka Cotton and Bourbon) to our guild THIS SUNDAY for a virtual lecture at our September meeting!
Audrey is an amazing modern quilter and pattern designer whose work has been exhibited around the world. She lives in Kentucky (Get those bourbon vibes now?) and identifies as a lifelong maker and sewist. She began quilting in 2005. After setting a goal to exhibit her quilts in a juried show, she has had multiple quilts honored with awards at QuiltCon, and recently won the Young Emerging Artist Award at Quilt National ‘21 for her piece Watercolor Study No. 7. She shares her creative process online at and on her Instagram.
On Sunday September 19, Audrey will present her lecture “Finding My Voice in Modern Quilting” via Zoom as part of our regular guild meeting. We’ll start as usual at 2pm CDT with a few guild announcements, and wrap the meeting up by 5pm with time for Show & Tell.
Lecture: Finding My Voice in Modern Quilting 
She’ll focus on her path to becoming a modern quilter and how she’s applied many traditional techniques in her modern quilts. She’ll discuss the progression of her work and show her Radial Quilts, Watercolor Quilts, and a few others too! She’ll share information on design inspiration, favorite artists, and discuss some quilting highs and lows along her journey.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna