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make*do*mend: Special Edition Class - Beginner Quilting, Upcycled Quilts with Blair Stocker - Saturday, February 17th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$ 100.00

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The foundations of quilt making and patchwork are deeply rooted in the simple concept of creative reuse and making new out of old. These are concepts Blair explores in her own quilt making, which she likes to call traditional modern. Blair wrote her newest book, Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics into 

Meaningful Patchwork to expand on this idea.

In this full-day workshop, Blair will guide you through thinking differently about
your own modern quilt making. We will plan and begin executing a quilt based on
fabrics you have picked from your own life. These fabrics are most likely hiding
in a drawer, attic, or a relatives’ house. They could be a loved, yet tattered t-shirt collection, Grandmother’s well-used table linens. They may be as cherished as your baby’s first-year clothes, or as mundane as last years clothes set aside forGoodwill.
Blair will share all her strategies and secrets for cleaning, cutting up and preparing the fabrics for use in a quilting. Other aspects of the quilt making process such as needle size, thread types, etc, suitable for your fabrics will also be discussed.
Experience Level: All levels welcome (but this also will serve as a great intro to quilting for beginners)
Materials Needed: 
  • The Quilt Designer Workbook/Planner by wise craft handmade
  • An array of clothing or fabrics that you wish to upcycle or include in your quilt. We recommend starting small but if your main project is a large quilt, get it designed and start on a few blocks while in the workshop. You'll be able to select background/coordinating fabrics here at the shop once you figure out your quantities and dimensions.

*all materials available for purchase at Drygoods Design (with exception to personal upcycle materials), including a 15% discount with proof of class registration. 

Price: $100 (includes six hours of instruction, machine and tool use) 

You will leave with an understanding of what our Great Grandmothers innately
knew. Look no further than what you already have to make something beautiful.

All classes at Drygoods Design require prepayment and registration. In some cases, day-of sign up is available. Classes are non-refundable and held to a strict cancellation policy; please be sure of your schedule prior to registering. Cancellations received 72 hours before the day of class, will be able to redistribute their class fees to another class. Cancellations received less than 72 hours before the day of class or no-shows will forfeit their class fees entirely. We are unable to guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Late arrivals, more than 15 minutes, may forfeit their fees. Please, no animals in class. If you require special accommodations or the attendance of a certified service animal, please let us know.

****By submitting your order you agree to the above terms and conditions of classes at Drygoods Design. 

*Please note that classes are subject to change or cancellation based on low attendance.