Suzi Parron

Speaking Engagements and Book Signings

Suzi Parron, author with Donna Sue Groves of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, is now traveling the country full time speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the quilt trail. She is scheduling events through 2017.

Suzi will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. Suzi's presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.

Suzi also offers a half-day barn quilt painting workshop for those who would like to participate in this new form of "quilting." You will find workshop information HERE.

To inquire about rates and availability please email suzi@barnquiltinfo.com.


Suzi's Upcoming Events
Date Time Location Click the links below for details
Mar 28, 2016 7:00 PM Wilmington, NC Quilters by the Sea
Apr 7, 2016 7:00 PM Greenboro, NC Gate City Quilt Guild
Apr 12, 2016 7:00 PM Mt. Airy, MD Four County Quilt Guild
Apr 13, 2016 10:00 AM Chevy Chase, MD Needle Chasers
Apr 14, 2016 1:00 PM Middletown, VA TOVA Guild
Apr 15, 2016 6:00 PM Midlothian, VA Richmond Modern Quilt Guild
Apr 18, 2016 7:00 PM Fallston, MD Flying Geese Quilt Guild
Apr 19, 2016 7:30 PM Newtown, PA Newtown Quilters Guild
Apr 23, 2016 2:00 PM Bethlehem, PA Moravian Book Shop
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 PM Quakertown, PA Keystone Quilters
Apr 26, 2016 6:30 PM Leesport,PA Berks Quilters
Apr 27, 2016 1:00 PMLancaster, PAWillow Valley Quilters Guild
May 3, 2016 7:00 PM Emmaus, PA Crazy Quilters
May 6, 2016 TBD PM Middleburgh, NY Dr. Best House
May 7, 2016 2:00 PM Schoharie, NY Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail Tea
May 10, 2016 6:30 PM Ashtabula, OH Barn Quilts of Ashtabula County
May 11, 2016 7:00 PM LeRoy, NY LeRoy House
May 12, 2016 6:00 PM Albion, NY Hoag Library
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM Eden, NY Eden Creative Sewing Center
May 17, 2016 7:00 PM Vicksburg, MI Vicksburg Historical Society
May 19, 2016 7:00 PM Clawson, MI Cameo Quilt Guild
May 25, 2016 6:30 PMDavison, MIEvening Star Quilters Guild
June 4, 2016 3:00 PM Chippewa Falls, WI Chippewa Falls Senior Center
June 9 2016 6:30 PM Gillett,WI Gillett Public Library
June 10, 2016 1:00 PM Shawano, WI Shawano Chamber of Commerce
June 11, 2016 4:00 PM Chase,WI Chase Stone Barn
June 14, 2016 1:00 PM Montello, WI Calico Capers Quilt Guild
June 15, 2016 6:30 PM Oshkosh, WI Lakeside Quilters Guild
June 17, 2016 10:00 AM Union Grove, WI International Harvester Red Power Roundup
June 18, 2016 3:30 PMFranklin, WIFranklin Public Library
June 20, 2016 7:00 PM Appleton, WI Darting Needles Guild
June 21, 2016 7:00 PM Mt.Carroll, IL Carroll County Farm Bureau/Hotel Motel Board
June 23, 2016 7:00 PM Sycamore, IL Dekalb Quilters
June 27, 2016 7:00 PM St. Charles, IL Prairie Star Quilters
June 28, 2016 9:30 AM St. Charles, IL Prairie Star Quilters
June 30, 2016 6:30 PM Genoa, IL Genoa Public Library
July 7, 2016 6:30 PM Rockton, IL Talcott Free Library
July 8, 2016 7:00 PM Morris,IL Pieces from the Heart
July 16, 2016 9:00 AM Adel, IA Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
July 18, 2016 10:30 AM Hospers, IA Hospers Public Library
July 18, 2016 7:00 PMFulda, MNFulda Memorial Library
July 19, 2016 7:00 PM Sioux Center, IA Sioux Center Public Library
July 20, 2016 6:30 PM Hawarden, IA Hawarden Public Library
Aug 11, 2016 7:00 PM Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs Quilt Guild
Aug 16, 2016 7:00 PM Torrance, CA South Bay Quilters Guild
Aug 18, 2016 1:00 PM Bakersfield, CA Cotton Patch Quilt Guild
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 PM Fremont, NE Prairie Piecemakers
Sep 9, 2016 TBD Ottawa, KS Franklin County convention and Visitors Bureau
Sept 12, 2016 1:00 PMArkansas City, KSWalnut Valley Quilters Guild
Sept 15, 2016 6:30 PM Conroe, TX Golden Needles Quilt Guild
Oct 4, 2016 6:30 PM Oregon, OH Maumee Bay Country Quilters' Guild
Oct 6, 2016 6:30 PM Akron, OH Cascade Quilt Guild
Oct 14, 2016 6:30 PM Canton, OH Quilting Stars
Oct 24, 2016 6:30 PM Springfield, OH Remembrance Quilt Guild
Nov 10, 2016 9:00 AM Pensacola, FL Santa Rosa Quilters Guild
Nov 15, 2016 6:00 PM Madison, FL Barn Quilts of Madison County
Nov 21, 2016 10:00 AM Jacksonville, FL All Star Quilters' Guild
Jan 2, 2017 7:00 PM Brandon, FL Manatee Piecemakers
Jan 12, 2017 7:00 PM Orange Park, FL First Coast Quilters
Jan 19, 2017 6:00 PM Lakeland, FL Ladies of the Lake
Feb 9, 2017 6:45 PM Plano, TX Quilters Guild of Plano
Feb 15, 2017 10:00 AM Fort Worth, TX Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild
Feb 21, 2017 6:30 PM McKinney, TX McKinney Quilters Guild
Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM Crossville, TN Fan-tastic Quilt Guild
Mar 21, 2017 9:30 AM Southern Pines, NC Sandhills Quilters
Mar 28, 2017 7:00 PM Smith Mountain Lake, VA Lake Quilt Guild
April 17, 2017 7:00 PM Newark, DE Ladybug Guild
May 16, 2017 7:00 PM Detroit, MI Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit
May 18, 2017 7:00 PM Rolling Meadows, IL Northwest Suburban Quilt Guild
June 17, 2017 8:00 PM Rochester Hills, MI Oakland County Quilt Guild
June 20, 2017 7:00 PM Clarkston, MI Town Hall Quilt Guild
Nov 8, 2017 9:00 AM Port Lavaca, TX Calhoun County Quilt Guild
Nov 17, 2017 7:00 PM Brenham, TX Friendship Quilt Guild

You can also see details of Suzi's past presentations.