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Beyond Cotton - Make a Quilt with Up-Cycled Materials
Forget the quilting police and the idea that quilts can only be made out of cotton fabric bought off the bolt! Join instructor Fern Royce as you learn how to build a quilt entirely out of up-cycled materials.
Time & Location
May 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
About the Event
Forget the quilting police and the “cotton only” rule. In this class you will be encouraged to build a quilt entirely out of up-cycled materials. Use work shirts, silk ties, linen or rayon blouses, wool or corduroy slacks or, heavens forbid, polyester clothing. Whether you use the fabric in the shape it comes from the garment or cut it into traditional shapes like squares or triangles, your quilt will be unique and personal.
Skill level: Beginner (102) - You have a couple of small projects under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn more advanced basics.
About the Instructor:
Fern Royce grew up surrounded by textiles and what we now call “makers.” She learned to sew when she was very young, but did not begin quilting until the mid 1990’s. She took quilting classes at her local quilting store, learning the basics including the “all cotton” rule. That rule seemed odd when she considered the quilts she grew up with, including the corduroy quilt her grandmother made for her from the scraps of the all the clothes she had made for her grandchildren. In Fern’s experience, quilts meant using what was on hand, using or reusing any type of fabric, including clothing. When you look at her quilts you will see that she often includes repurposed and unconventional textiles in her own quilts, following her own rule: if she likes it, she uses it - from wool to silk, linen, or the unknown.
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This is a ticket for Hello Stitch Member use onlyPrice$68.00