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Log Cabin Building Blocks

2-Session Weekend Workshop on Zoom

Saturday, March 13 and 20, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00KR

By Lauren Kingsland

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REGISTRATION ADVISORY: This program will stop registration sales on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET


Log Cabin quilts—popular in the United States since the Civil War—are made of arrangements of a repeated single block pattern consisting of hand-pieced strips of fabric around a central square.

Explore color and value contrast using this simple and familiar pieced block as a framework for spontaneous piecing—and be open to not knowing exactly how the finished piece will turn out!

Some familiarity with basic quiltmaking and your sewing machine will be very helpful. Instruction includes how to finish ten blocks into a table runner. Feel free to make as many blocks as you wish.


  • The instructor is Lauren Kingsland.
  • 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.