Quilting (Beginning) – Section 1

  • Dates: Tuesday, 7:15-9:15pm, 10 Weeks
  • Tuition: $80
  • Instructor: Audrey Hyvonen

As beginners at anything, it’s important to have a comfortable space to try out new things and learn from others. Each week our beginning quilting class will start together by exploring a different quilting topic in a mini-workshop format.  Projects ideas may launch from these explorations towards a collaborative sampler quilt made by members of the class, or folks can move on quickly to their continued work on any individual quilt projects with support from the teacher as needed. For those that want to practice their free-motion quilting skills there will be optional drills to do in class or request as homework between classes. Practice is encouraged!

Basic machine sewing skills are required for this class. You will be happier if you already know how to use a rotary cutter and cutting mat. We will plan to explore the following topics over our ten weeks together: elements of design, styles of quilting, string piecing, general block construction, applique options, working with fusibles, paper piecing, quilt layouts, quilt finishing (basic bindings, labels and sleeves). Many of you will leave with a finished product or two. Many of you will have lots of started projects or little samples as you explore the vast territory that is quilting.  You can take beginning quilting more than once!  We are all beginners at something 🙂