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Framed Quilt in a Day with Heidi Parkes

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Framed Quilt-in-a-Day

With Heidi Parkes

Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

$160. (8 kit fee included)


Learn the entire quilt-making process in this one-day class, and leave with a completed work of art for your wall.

Students will learn to hand piece a 6x6" quilt top, baste, hand quilt, sew a border, and then secure that quilt to a frame. (Frames provided) The entire process will be done with a needle and thread, no sewing machines required.

In January 2018, instructor Heidi Parkes made one of these 6x6" stretched canvas style quilts each day for an exhibition at Var Gallery in Milwaukee.

Students will be encouraged to try a variety of sewing techniques to make their quilt top, and will make their own completely unique 'soft painting.'

Quilt tops made may include visible hand piecing, applique, embroidery, layering, and an emphasis on playfulness and concept. Heidi will also share details with students on adaptations for scaling this project up on your own for future framed quilts.

Price is $160, ($8 kit fee included in price) kit includes: frame, zines and staples

Earlier Event: November 15
Beginning Weaving
Later Event: November 20
Museum Closed for Exhibit Install