Faux Bois Quilted Pillow

Faux Bois Quilted Pillow


Friday, October 18 , 2019

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

No kit fee


Faux Bois Quilted Pillow - Faux Bois is a French term meaning “false wood”. In this workshop, based on a quilt project in Blair’s first book, students will learn to create and stitch a beautiful all-over woodgrain quilting texture using a domestic machine and a walking foot. Students will create a pillow cover during the class. Mastering and practicing this texture in class is easy! After class, students will be able to apply this technique to any kind of project needing a little extra texture and body. In class, Blair will share tips and tricks for marking fabric, making piping, using a walking foot, etc. This workshop is paced to optimize actual stitching time. Students will leave with a full digital pattern file to follow at home to recreate this stitch on other projects. Students should come to class with a good, working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

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Supply List

Class Supplies Needed:

● 1 18” pillow form

● 1 1⁄2 yards of solid cotton quilting fabric for the pillow

● 1 piece of low loft cotton batting at least 22” square

● 1 22” piece of muslin for the backing of the pillow front

● 2 colors of thread- one that will contrast with the pillow fabric (preferable in top thread and bobbin)- and one that will coordinate

● A fabric marking pen

● Pins

● Sewing machine fitted with a walking foot and a patchwork foot Optional Supplies (if making a piped pillow)

● 1⁄2 yard of contrast quilting fabric for the piping

● 2 1⁄2 yards of cotton piping (I prefer a 1” size)

●  rotary cutter, cutting mat, and cutting ruler

Artist Biography

Blair designs modern quilts often using beloved, vintage, and cherished fabrics. Growing up in North Carolina, she learned the artistry of domestic handwork from her maternal grandmother, who did every type of needlework imaginable, except quilting. Her professional career as a textile and clothing designer and merchandiser solidified her love of beautifully made fabric and the power it had to tell stories through the colors, patterns and shapes of seasonal lines. When her first child was born, she turned her focus inward, towards creating a comfortable home and being a mom. But her creativity that was once nourished in her design work was suddenly missing. She found it again when she began cutting beautiful fabric up into little pieces and stitching them back together. Everything about quilts was exciting to her- the colors, patterns, and shapes she missed were all right there.

She currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington with her husband, teenage children, and a spoiled cat named Gracie who often reminds her to use fabrics in stacks before she can fall asleep on them. She teaches and lectures everywhere, as well as teaches online classes at her website. She can be found online at https://wisecrafthandmade.com

Cancellation Policy and Refunds

WMQFA reserves the right to cancel any program up to 10 days prior to the event. When WMQFA cancels the workshop, lecture or event, students will receive a full refund. When WMQFA cancels a program due to extreme weather, every student will be notified, and if the program cannot be rescheduled, refunded.

In the event that you are unable to attend a program that you registered for, please request a refund 30 days prior to the program. For refund requests made 30 days prior to an event, a full refund less $25 will be provided, or you may apply your full costs towards another workshop or program. For classes over $250, a non-refundable fee of $100 will be assessed to any cancellations instead of the $25 fee. WMQFA is unable to offer refunds for programs with a $25 or less cost. While WMQFA is understanding, “no-shows” will not be refunded. No refunds will be given within 30 days.

Class transfers may occur up to 30 days prior to the class provided it does not cause the class to drop below the minimum for operation. Individuals are also welcome to send a friend in their place at no additional cost instead of a cancellation or transfer, and this can be done at any time.

If you have any questions about the cancellation policy, please contact the Education Coordinator at education@wiquiltmuseum.com.