Basic Quilting 1S23
Age Group:Teens (17+), Adults
Learn basic quilting techniques and then expand into areas where the quilt becomes art, exploring what makes good design, shape and color composition, and finally touching on surface elements and dimensionality. You'll use scraps of favorite fabrics to design and sew a quilt.
By the final class, you'll be equipped with new ideas, techniques and inspiration to continue your own work at home.
All experience-levels; new and returning students welcome. Limit 6 students.
*Very beginning students (new to sewing) may require time beyond the class to complete their quilts
Brenda Jones designs and sews unique quilts and wall art using fabrics, embroidery, beads and other materials that enhance her themes. She has made crafts most of her life, focusing on fiber art for the past decade. Her work has been shown at the Lowell Quilt Festival, Dei Centre (Accra, Ghana), City Gallery at Waterfront Park (North Charleston SC) and elsewhere. She is retired as a principal in the Boston Public Schools.
“My quilts usually include organic elements, jewel tone fabrics and a touch of my African American heritage.”
Materials to bring to class:
Materials provided by instructor for $15 materials fee
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS (optional): Many stores sell quilting packages that bundle many of the listed items. If you sew and have similar item around the house, bring what you have to the first class.
- Sewing Machine in good working order, and any extra feet (quilting and walking feet are useful). This will allow you to continue working at home, with a machine you can customize.
- Sewing machine needles
- Rotary cutter and blades
- Rotary cutter mat
- Acrylic Ruler (24 X 6 in.)
- Acrylic square (12 x 12in.
- Large pair of scissors for fabric
- Smaller scissors for paper
- Seam ripper
- Tape measure
- Samples of any material that you my want to use in your project
- Good thread