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Log Cabin Quilt Improvisation

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Code: 1K00AV

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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. The Log Cabin block offers a wonderful framework for exploring color and value contrast and for spontaneous sewing without a lot of advance planning.

Using a sewing machine and a common fabric pool of scraps from the instructor and students, participants learn an efficient flag-piecing technique that allows for many blocks to be created at once. The completed blocks may then be finished as a throw or a table runner.

The workshop is open to all levels, but some quilting experience is needed.

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Instructor: Lauren Kingsland

One 5-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)