Quilting and hand sewing are long-held traditions, and this workshop will celebrate and welcome you to this craft. Quilters have been using recycled materials in their quilts as long as the craft has existed, including feed sacks, worn and beloved family clothing, small scraps of woven material, and sheets and other bedding whose small bits can be cut and resewn into patchwork. Quilting also has a long history of bee-style, group sewing and community-building. And, it is a very practical and functional form of creativity.
Join The Patch Works Art & History Center for a hands-on workshop where we will learn, share, and explore the tradition of whole-cloth quilting, which is the technique of sewing hand stitches into a quilt to create pattern, texture, and movement. No quilting or sewing experience needed, and materials will be provided. All levels of sewing experience are invited to attend. Samples and historical sources will be on-hand for you to reference. You will leave with the start of your very own whole-cloth sampler.
This workshop will be led by members of the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. Their guild can be found on Facebook and Instagram @wamqg, or at http://www.wamqg.com.
$45 per person, which includes taxes and processing fees, plus:
- Breakfast provided by Emerald City Bagels
- Afternoon snacks provided by The Patch Works
- Pre-cut fabric and batting provided by West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild
- Free parking at Agave Restaurant (242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta 30312)
Space is limited to 25 participants, so purchase your tickets here:
When Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10AM - 2PM
Where The Patch Works Art & History Center 593 Gaskill Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30316