Workshop: Studio Quilt-making Basics with Richard Caro

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Workshop: Studio Quilt-making Basics with Richard Caro
October 23, 2015 1:00 pm
October 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Sqaure , Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Fridays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
East Wing | Studio Classroom

$100 for Members; $110 for Non-Members

Studio Quilt-making Basics with Richard Caro

Dive into quilt-making with this interactive studio experience! In this class participants will use hand-piecing techniques to sew a bed-sized quilt-top while working in the Museum’s studio space and on-your-own at home. The class will explore the creative quilt-making process using simple sewing tools, improvisational techniques and diverse fabrics. Skills covered in the class: hand-piecing; straight and curved seams; selecting fabrics based on color, fiber content and weave structure; and using blocks, non-traditional patterns, fusible fabric supports and finishing techniques including hand-quilting and binding. Students will be asked to document their at-home and studio quilt-making through photography, note-taking and class presentations. As context for our studio work, participants will read and discuss short articles about quilts in American culture.

After years of making collage and sculptural art, 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, Richard thinks about quilts and how they are made, what they are made of and the ways they are used and exchanged between people. He teaches quiltmaking so that people can make quilts and can gain meaning and value from them.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. All materials are included in the cost. Participants should bring ideas, inspiration and a desire to learn more about this culturally driven art form.

Register now at or call the Museum at 828.253.3227. Reservation deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015.