Join Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day!) and learn how to upcycle your cherished fabrics into quilts!
“The foundations of quilt making and patchwork are deeply rooted in the simple concept of creative reuse and making new out of old. These are concepts I explore in my own quilt making, which I like to call traditional modern. My newest book, Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork.
In this full day workshop, I will guide you through thinking differently about your own modern quilt making. We will plan and begin executing a quilt based on fabrics you have picked from your own life. These fabrics are most likely hiding in a drawer, attic, or a relatives house. They could be a loved, yet tattered t-shirt collection, Grandmothers well-used table linens. They may be as cherished as your baby’s first year clothes, or as mundane as last years clothes set aside for Goodwill.
I will share all my strategies and secrets for cleaning, cutting up and preparing the fabrics for use in a quilting. I’ll discuss other aspects of the quilt making process such as needle size, thread types, etc., suitable for your fabrics. Each student will also receive a copy of The Complete Quilt Design Planner pattern to use both in class and take home to use.
You will leave with an understanding of what our Great Grandmothers innately knew. Look no further than what you already have to make something beautiful.”
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Price: $55.00 (for Seattle MQG members only at this time)
Registration for the workshop will be through Brown Paper Tickets and PayPal.
This workshop is currently open to Seattle MQG members only, If there are still spaces available as we near the workshop date we will open registration to non-members.