English Paper Piecing: History, Techniques, and Trunk Show, #11803


English Paper Piecing: History, Techniques, and Trunk Show

English Paper Piecing: History, Techniques, and Trunk Show – #11803

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 104AB
Teacher: Jennifer Lee
Level: All Levels
Member: $12 Retail: $15

Come find out what all the fuss is about with English Paper Piecing! English Paper Piecing dates back to the late 1700s, when hexagon quilts became popular in England. The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this one-hour lecture, Jen will discuss the basic tools needed as well as techniques, including how to cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together, along with tips and tricks to make your projects shine. You’ll see examples of successful quilts and be inspired to try new things with English Paper Piecing in your own quilts! Come for a fun and insightful learning experience and leave with the confidence to tackle English Paper Piecing. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.


Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery, #16505


Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery

Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Embroidery – #16505

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 203AB
Teacher: Jennifer Lee
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)

Are you looking to learn a fun and relaxing technique that you can take with you on the go? This is the class for you! Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan. In this introductory workshop to hand sashiko, students will learn about the history of sashiko and the basic supplies needed to stitch this unique style. Jen will also show you how to work the stitch and transfer designs, as well as discuss Sashiko’s application in big-stitch hand quilting and boro, Japanese mending. Students will stitch a preprinted coaster that can be finished in class or at home. Time permitting, students will also mend clothing using sashiko stitches. Stitchers beware… Sashiko is addictive!