MMofA: Hand Quilting Techniques with Aaron Sanders Head

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Date(s) - January 20, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mobile Museum of Art


Saturday, January 20, 2024 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Members $5 / Non-members $10

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of the hand-quilting stitch, simple hand-piecing and hand-appliqué. First, piece together some small, simple patchwork backgrounds (approximately 12 x 12 in.). While stitching, spend some time talking about your experiences with nature, from favorite plants to childhood memories. Pull your inspiration from that discussion, using those conversations to inspire the shapes you will use for your next step: appliqué. Draw and cut shapes from fabrics and learn raw-edge and needle-turn appliqué to help add a pictorial and narrative quality to your work. Participants will leave with a healthy start on a pieced and appliquéd quilt, or in some instances a finished piece.