Contemporary Quilt Making Workshop

In conjunction with the Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints exhibition there will be a contemporary quilt making workshop held at the Museum. The September Lunch ‘n’ Learn topic will also be quilt themed.

A Contemporary Quilt Making 2-Day Workshop: Painted Fabrics will be held on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 in the studios of the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum. The workshop will be taught by Joyce Franklin of Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset, IA.  Students will be learning the skill of painting their own fabrics that will then be used in a quilt creation. The focus of this workshop is on painted fabrics – quilts will be started but may not be completed by the end of the workshop. A basic knowledge of quilting is required. Those attending will need to bring their own sewing machine and quilting supplies, however the paint kits and fabric are provided.

The class will meet on September 28 and 29 from 9 am to 4pm with a 1 hour break. The early bird registration fee of $95 must be received by Friday, August 16. The registration fee goes up to $110 after August 16. Fabric and fabric paints are included in these prices. Please call 641-421-3666 to register, space is limited.

Supply list from instructor:
• Bring an apron or wear old clothes
• Sewing machine with neutral thread (don’t forget your power cord and foot control)
• Additional feet that are helpful are: ¼ inch piecing foot and a walking foot
• An extra needle or two
• A chunk of batting and a piece of fabric suitable for a backing, approximately 36” square
• Rotary equipment (Mat, Cutter and Ruler)