Meetings at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church

1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

August 2021 Program

Martha Spark

Martha Spark is a professional quilt restorer with over 30 years’ experience in the museum field. She has worked with historic textiles since 1982. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, Clothing and Textiles, with an Art History and Japanese History minor from Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

Highlights of her museum textile positions have been: Collections Manager at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, CO; Costume Committee chair and Collections Committee chair for the Poudre Landmarks Association, a regional governing agency overseeing historic properties in Fort Collins, CO; Curator of Victorian Costume and Textiles at the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka, CA.

Martha trained with Cindy Brick of Colorado and Nancy Kirk of Omaha, NE to become a professional quilt restorer and started her own company, Quilt Restoration Services & Consulting, in 2003. Before moving to Oklahoma in 2011, Martha resided in Oregon and served as Project Manager and Co-Coordinator of the Oregon Quilt Project, the state’s quilt documentation project.

Martha has been quilting since 1997. Her award-winning quilt, “What if the Navajo used Green?” won first place in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR. She continues to design and make her own style of unique, complex-pieced quilts, and enjoys other passions including quilt history, gardening and antiquing. In 2017, Martha designed the Edmond Quilt Guild’s Raffle Quilt, “Stars over Oklahoma” for their guild show in August 2018.

Pic of EQG Raffle quilt, 2018. Designed by Martha Spark.

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