CANCELLED Workshop: A Community Quilt: Group Quiltmaking« Back to Events
Please note that this workshop has been cancelled.
JUNE 4 + 5 – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. + Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost (includes all materials and box lunch on Saturday): Members: $150 | Non-members: $175
In this weekend intensive group experience, explore the quiltmaking process by using simple sewing tools, improvisational techniques, and diverse fabrics. Skills covered in the class include hand-piecing; straight and curved seams; selecting fabrics based on color, fiber content, and weave structure; using blocks, non-traditional patterns, fusible fabric supports, and finishing techniques including hand-quilting and binding; and other useful techniques like photography and note-taking. Participants view quilts and textiles on view in Appalachian Innovators to discuss quilting and appliqué techniques, and discuss short films about quilts in American culture. After learning techniques in the Museum’s studio, continue on your own with all the tools and fabric needed for a bed-sized quilt. All levels of experience are welcome.
After years of making collage and sculpture, instructor Richard Caro began sewing quilts in 1999. He uses an improvisational approach to create both abstract and pictorial quilts. He has acquired an extensive collection of fabrics and uses both hand and machine techniques. His quilts are held in public and private collections across the country. When not making quilts, he thinks about how quilts are made, their materials and how people use and exchange them. He teaches quiltmaking to help others gain meaning and value from this culturally driven art form.
Space is limited; pre-register by May 31. For more information or to register, click here or call 828.253.3227, ext. 122.
Presented in conjunction with Appalachian Innovators: Women in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 1930-2000.