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 four-session class is designed for students who have completed the introductory Today’s Quilts by Hand class, but other advanced beginners are welcome.
Topics include making templates for your own pieced design, appliqué techniques, rotary cutter techniques, strip piecing, fabric preparation for new and repurposed fabrics, assembling blocks into a top, quilting ideas, and finishing techniques, as well as other areas of interest to students. Work may be done by hand or machine.
Each session is shaped by students’ questions and features practice in several basic techniques. Time is included to work on your own quilt. Sharing a project in progress is allowed, and the instructor provides examples of her own work for inspiration. (Her mantra is “Embrace the unexpected result” so be prepared to try something new.)
This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
- The instructor is Lauren Kingsland.
- 4 sessions, 1.5 hours each
- This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.
- All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
- 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.
- Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
- Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
- Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
- View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.