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Modern Hand Quilting with Aneesa Shami

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Modern Hand Quilting is the final workshop in a series of three that Aneesa Shami will be conducting during her studio residency at the Helms Design Center. These workshops will highlight weaving, knitting, and quilting as three major facets of textile and fiber techniques. Each session will dive into a brief, introductory history of each technique, followed by hands-on instruction and experimentation. Participants are encouraged to play, make, learn, and connect with fiber materials and techniques in new ways.

Modern Hand Quilting
Saturday, September 8
10am - 1pm
$75 + $15 materials fee (paid directly to instructor)

Introduction will cover a brief history and evolution of quilting, with a focus on Wartime quilts, Modern quilting, and Art Quilts, with a brief insight into Appalachian/Rocky Mountain quilts and the Gee’s Bend phenomenon. The hands-on workshop portion will consist of a learning how to quilt from start to finish. Participants will create a “micro-quilt” (approximately the size of one’s hand). Previous sewing experience is a plus, but not needed. Techniques include basting, hand-quilting/stitching, and sewing a binding on. End product is perfect for a coaster, wall hanging, tiny textile, or anything else your creative mind decides.

- Sewing/hand quilting needles
- Sewing thread (preferably 100% polyester OR silk)
- Cotton batting
- Quilting safety pins (curved pins)
- Sewing pins
- Fabric scraps

*All materials will be provided in the materials fee. If you have some of these materials, feel free to bring them to use in addition/as supplement to those provided!

**Please note all students must sign up at least 2 days prior (48 hrs) to workshop start date.

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Earlier Event: August 25
Knitting as Protest with Aneesa Shami
Later Event: September 8