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IN PERSON: String Theory – A Liberated String Class with Fern Royce

Have you seen the beautiful string quilts made from scraps and wondered how it's done? Fern Royce will teach you how to a technique that is a quick and fun way to use up lots of scraps. It's surprising that this beautiful quilt started as a pile of scraps! This class will be held at Bay Quilts

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IN PERSON: String Theory – A Liberated String Class with Fern Royce
IN PERSON: String Theory – A Liberated String Class with Fern Royce

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804, USA

About the Event

IN PERSON: Class, Saturday, November 11, 10AM - 3PM PST 

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String quilts are made from narrow strips or “strings” of fabric. The strips are sewn together and cut into squares, triangles or other shapes. In this introductory class we will focus on making squares and triangles. The strips are usually sewn onto a paper or cloth foundation. I will teach you a paperless or foundation-free method. It is a quick and fun way to use up lots of scraps. You will be amazed to see how a random assortment of fabrics can come together and make a vibrant, cohesive quilt.

This class is a “process” class versus a “product” class, meaning we will be focusing on learning tips and techniques for making string quilts rather than completing a quilt top. During the workshop, you can focus on making just one style of string blocks or make a sample of multiple types of blocks. I will also spend time talking about various settings for string quilts so you leave with ideas of how to put all those blocks together to make your own unique quilt.

Skill level: ✂️✂️

You have used a sewing machine and maybe have a few projects under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn some piecing and quilting skills.

Supplies: You will receive the fabric requirements once you sign up. Bay Quilts is glad to help you select fabrics for your quilt.

Sewing Machines and Equipment: You will need to bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies to class. The specific tools you need will be included in the supply list.

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.

Location:

This class is being held at the Bay Quilts located at 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804. Bay Quilts is run by Sally Davey and her daughter, Abbey-Shane  a team of lifelong artists and crafters who have been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. They opened Bay Quilts to share their passion and knowledge with the vision of creating a community where artists, crafters, quilters, and makers of all ability can learn, grow, and create together.  This unique fabric shop is so much more than a store - from consignments quilts and gifts, and cloth figures to monthly gallery exhibitions and artist receptions to workshops.  Bay Quilts is a sanctuary for creatives of all skill level. Bay Quilts is generously offering a 10% discount to students on the day of the class.

The classroom space is on the 2nd level so you will need to be able to climb a flight of stairs. There is a convenient caddy so you don't have to carry your equipment up the stairs.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance.

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    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C Richmond, CA 94804. You need to bring your own sewing machine!

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