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Hand-Sewn Quilting Series I: a six week exploration

A virtual class series exploring six unique quilting techniques throughout history!

The development of building quilts through blocks came about as a solution to the cumbersome task of wholly sewing a large blanket from the center to its edges. Building quilts block by block made quilting much more convenient, and led to an absolute explosion in variation of designs and patterns.

Perfect for the beginner, our Quilting Primer Series aims to demystify the act of hand sewing a quilt block through a sequence of diverse forays into block constructing. While rooted in quilting’s history of using scrap fabrics to make beautiful coverlets, this series gathers contemporary voices and techniques to give the new sewist a set of skills and the confidence to take on existing patterns or personal compositions.

Exposure to six unique teachers affords any sewist, seasoned or novice, the opportunity to witness varied approaches even within the same technique. Experiencing the series as whole is sure to provide a solid foundation and will get you well on your way in a joyful practice of hand-sewn quilting!

The blocks from each class can then be assembled in any way you wish,  to represent a sampler of skills, and your unique journey through our course. They would also make great pillows or patches for other textiles.

We hope you can join us in expanding our TATTER programming to take a deeper look into the diverse practice of quilt piecing.

Dates and Times:

*All classes meet on Fridays from 12 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Precise Curved Piecing with Tara Faughnan - Friday, May 17th, 2024

Manx Patchwork with Aaron Sanders Head - Friday, May 24th, 2024

Appliqué with Sarah Nishiura - Friday, May 31th, 2024

Contemporary Patchwork with Arounna Khounnaraj - Friday, June 7th, 2024

Embroidered Quilt Block with Ekta Kaul - Friday, June 14th, 2024

Kkekki (깨끼) with Youngmin Lee - Friday, June 21st, 2024

Zoom, a link will be emailed to participants the day before class.

$350 for the series
$65 for individual classes

These classes are for everyone, from beginners to advanced quilters!

A materials kit for this series can be purchased here. Please note that this kit includes most but not all of the class materials suggested by each teacher. Visit our event page here to learn more about individual classes in the series. Suggested materials for each class may be found on their corresponding pages.

*The classes in this series may be purchased à la cart at $65 or as a six-part series for a discounted price of $350.

**All classes in this series will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants following the live session. You may purchase the series as a whole even after the classes have begun. You will be emailed the recordings upon sign-up.

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