Quilt Making Studio Weekend - 4/6 + 4/7

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Quilt Making Studio Weekend - 4/6 + 4/7

250.00

with Susan Chiappini of Arrow Maker Quilts

April 6th + 7th : 10am-4pm each day

Location: 442 Warren St.

Class size limited to 8

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Spend a weekend at Drop Forge & Tool learning the fundamentals of quilt construction in this 2-day workshop with local quilt maker, Susan Chiappini. If you can fill a bobbin, thread your machine and create a straight stitch you already have the skills of a beginner quilter.

The workshop will cover cutting, machine piecing, and pressing techniques for construction of modern and traditional patchwork quilt blocks. Participants can choose to work with log cabin and half square triangle blocks or can play with improvisational patchwork and strip piecing. We’ll take the finished blocks and prep them for quilting by hand or machine… or a little of both!

Students will create a piece large enough for a pillow or a few pot holders and leave with all the skills they need to make a larger quilt at home.

Skill level requiredAdvanced - Beginner. Students must bring their own sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of how to use it and have a few projects under their belt.

Sustenance: Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Supplies to bring:

for making the blocks:

your own sewing machine in good working order
fabric: 1 yard each of two coordinating fabrics in quilting weight cotton or linen OR a combination of large(ish) scraps to equal approximately 2 yards fabric
thread: neutral color - light grey or off white - all purpose sewing machine thread in 100% cotton
basic sewing kit: pins and pin cushion, scissors, seam ripper
cutting tools: medium size self healing cutting mat 18” X 24” (or larger), 45mm rotary cutter, clear grid ruler 18” X 4” or 6.5” X 24.5” ; non-slip preferred but not necessary

for quilting the blocks

fabric: 1 yard muslin
batting: 1 package craft or throw size batting, 100% cotton, thinnest loft preferred. Quilters dream brand in "request" is excellent.
sewing machine accessories: walking foot and free motion foot attachments for your machine if you have them. If you don’t have these it’s not a problem.
thread: all purpose thread in 100% cotton in neutral color (same spool as in block making will do)
hand quilting supplies (needed only if you want to learn hand quilting): hand quilting thread in neutral color, size 7 or 8 hand quilting needles sometimes labeled as betweens, thimble (Susan’s favorite is the coin thimble made by Clover).

Susan Chiappini, of Arrow Maker Quilts, is a self taught quilt artist living and sewing in the Hudson Valley by way of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. She has been sewing since age of 15 and sees quilt making as a domestic art that brings beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces into everyday living spaces. A scientist and naturalist at heart, Susan enjoys hiking, reading and pickling in her spare time. In 2019 she plans to learn to brew hard cider. Cheers!