Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
A Day with a Curator: Textile Treasures From the Montgomery History Collection

Get a rare close-up look some of the most important quilts, coverlets, and paisley shawls in the collection of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Curator and textile historian Elizabeth Lay considers the history, patterns, materials, and techniques reflected in these beautiful pieces. A private lunch highlights the day.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics
6-Session Evening Course

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.

Wednesday, April 18 to May 23, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Laundry to Legacy Marathon: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

Spend a day learning how to create your own small T-shirt quilt. Some sewing experience and familiarity with your own sewing machine and the rotary cutter is helpful.  

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
3-Session Weekend Course

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Saturday, May 5 to 19, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Boot Camp for Quilters

In this hands-on workshop, practice some fundamental techniques to help create the quilts you want, including piecing, applique, embellishment, finishing and binding, quilting, and nontraditional fabrics. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.