Crazy Quilting: Traditional Techniques for Modern Storytelling

Explore the wonderfully varied and dynamic elements of traditional American crazy quilting and apply them in contemporary approaches to narrative. Begin with a museum visit and a close look at historic crazy quilts. Back in the studio, select colors and trim; learn foundation piecing methods, embellishing techniques and how to hand tie finished pieces. Explore literal and abstract approaches to storytelling through shape, line, texture and stitching as you design and sew a story that is important to you in crazy quilt form. Some sewing experience required. Limit 8 students


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Some sewing experience required




Please bring to class:
  • 2 yards muslin or plain cotton flannel (this will be used for foundation piecing and will also take the place of batting in your finished quilt. Use muslin for a lighter quilt, flannel for a heavier one.)
  • 2 yards backing fabric (plain woven silk if your quilt top is made with mostly silks, quilting cotton or cotton sateen if your quilt top is made with mostly cottons)
  • Embroidery threads in cotton, silk, or rayon in your choice of colors
  • Hand sewing thread
  • Hand sewing and embroidery needles
  • Stick pins
  • Trims, lace, ribbon for embellishment
  • Scrap fabric from home in silks, velvet, rayons, or cotton and linen for your blocks
  • Yarn or perle cotton for hand ties
  • (No knits or stretch jersey)
  • Small scissors
  • Tailor's chalk for marking
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Safety pins for basting



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