Quilting for Beginners II: A Small Handmade Quilt, Continued
2-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs to fit into your day. Review the basics of hand-stitched quiltmaking and expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice. The two-session class is designed for students who have completed the introductory Quilting for Beginners class, but other advanced beginners are welcome.
Each session features practice in several basic techniques, as well as time to work on your own quilt; student questions also direct the instruction. Students may bring a project in progress, and the instructor provides examples for inspiration.
Topics include making templates, rotary cutter techniques, marking, fabric preparation, assembling blocks into a top, applique, bindings, display, embroidery stitches, repurposed fabrics, and log-cabin piecing, among others.
All work may be done by hand. Shared sewing machines are available in the classroom; use your machine at home to continue work between classes if you choose.
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Instructor: Lauren Kingsland
2 sessions, 4 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)