I had wanted to learn how to make a quilt for ages but just hadn’t found a workshop that filled me with the confidence I needed to be able to want to attend. But when I saw your workshop – it looked very relaxed and not very “fussy” – I decided to register. And I am so glad I did! Your choice of fabrics is amazing – it was like being a kid in a sweet shop. But most importantly, you were able to teach me the art of quilting in a non-technical, there-are-no-silly-questions way. My quilt is beautiful, and I can’t thank the Studio enough.
The history to quiltmaking is a very simple one – it was a way to create a blanket from used scraps of fabric that when finished, became part of a family’s armory in the battle to keeping warm. The same applies in today’s world of quiltmaking but it is a bit more fine-tuned affair – the fabric can come from a beautiful swatch of colours and be part of creating a lasting memory, as much for show as for function. The fact that it is handmade, in this world of mass-produced items, makes it even more cherished. Blankets are to keep you warm, quilts are to spread love.
Our quiltmaking workshops try to stay true to this gentle craft. Instead of using scraps, we use beautiful fabric lovingly bought while traveling through America, we use more modern day tools like acrylic rulers and rotary cutters to make the job easier (and quicker!) as well as show how to use simple techniques to finish your work of art.
7feb9:30 am- 1:00 pmQuilt Making for Beginners - revised and updated for 2019As of January 2019, this course is now three sessions. Additional sessions will be the 14th and 28th of February at the same time.9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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