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Constellation Quilt Workshop: Hand-stitch & Embroider the Universe!
Sat, March 25, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Stitch your way across the universe! Make a CONSTELLATION QUILT! $38 per person.
A Constellation Quilt can be used as a learning tool, a functional art object and modern heirloom. Like our NOLA MAP QUILT, a Constellation Quilt is meant to be passed on from generation to generation. It is meant to be lovingly hand stitched, or you can stitch some of your quilt with your sewing machine (such as binding).
You will hand stitch and embroider your template, which depicts the October night sky around the 40th parallel in the Northern Hemisphere and features constellations like the Big and Little Dipper, Gemini, Orion, Leo, and Taurus; French knots can be added to render the Milky Way as a tactile field that crosses the quilt design in a sweeping diagonal.
You will need 100% cotton fabric in either navy blue, dark blue, dark teal, dark gray or black as your quilt top, and any print or solid for your quilt back. You will make your "quilt sandwich" with your top, batting and back. You sew right over the template, then tear away. You will begin your quilt in class then come back for a reunion later to see how everyone is doing.
You will receive the kit:
- Tear away Constellation stabilizer and instructions
You will need: (these materials may be purchased in our shop with a 15% class discount, or you may bring your own fabrics)
- 2 yards of one of the colors above for your quilt top, 45" wide fabric
- throw size batting
- 2 yards backing, 45" wide
- White, gold and /or silver embroidery threads
- A good supply of safety pins
As with any of our classes, you may pay online through Eventbrite, or in person in our shop. If you wish to pay in person, remember to call or email us so we will save a space for you.