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Selecting Materials for Your Quilts - In Person

Daytime Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00CS
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

By Lauren Kingsland

Sustainability, availability, sentiment, and stash reduction are some of the reasons people select particular materials for a quilt project. In addition, look at issues of textile production and bring fresh eyes to quiltmaking choices as a way to live more lightly on the Earth.

Review principles of color, value choices, compatibility of fabrics, and basic strategies for dealing with different materials. Students create improv tote bags, in a pattern designed by the instructor, suitable for collecting the fabrics for their next quilt.

Please bring a few fabrics to add to the shared stash pile. Several sewing machines are available by reservation. You may bring your own machine if you are familiar with it or sew by hand.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Lauren Kingsland.
  • This program includes one 1.5-hour session.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, March 8, 2024.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
  • View Common FAQs about our Studio Arts programs.