Improvisational Piecing Quilt Workshop, Akron Art Museum, February 22


Date: February 22, 2014quilt

Time: 12 – 4 pm

This will be a hands-on workshop of various techniques that can be used to make one of a kind quilts. Instructions will include techniques for cutting and sewing layered fabrics into funky striped strip sets and triangles, joining blocks and scraps, and unconventional log cabin blocks. Techniques will be demonstrated and each student will then execute the technique. Examples of finished quilts using the demonstrated techniques will be shown and a workbook showing all the techniques will be provided to each student. Students must have basic sewing skills, there will be no time to teach how to sew.

Mandatory Supplies:

  • Sewing machine in good working order and thread that will blend with the fabric you will be bringing
  • Rotary cutter 45mm with a new blade and 24” x 36” cutting mat
  • Fabric – at least 3 to 5 yards of quality, white or light colored 100% cotton fabric and the same of dark fabric – these need to be the full width and a least ½ yard pieces. The fabric can be either solids or prints or a mix of solids and prints.
  • Iron and an ironing pad or a heavy terry towel
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Pen or pencil for jotting down notes

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Akron Art Museum
One South High, Akron, Ohio 44308