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Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1K00AB
$55 - Member
$65 - Non-Member
By Lauren Kingsland

Please Note: This workshop has a rescheduled date (originally April 25, 2020).

“Every quilt tells a story and every quilt maker is the storyteller.”

Discover a new way to use T-shirts and other garments of sentimental value: Transform them into usable quilts to give as gifts or to preserve cherished memories. Professional quilt-maker and educator Lauren Kingsland shares the stories behind some special quilts and discusses how to work with stretchy fabrics, color ideas, quilting options, and finishing techniques. In a hands-on design activity using paper, participants practice creating a quilt from a variety of sizes of blocks.

Any level of experience is welcome.

Bring a small pair of paper scissors, 12-in. ruler, calculator, and a stick of repositionable glue or roll of transparent adhesive tape.

One 5-hour session; includes a lunch break (participants provide their own)