A workshop for mothers/ daughters, grandmothers/
granddaughters, sisters, co-workers, or friends. A great way to share your
love of quilting.
This fun workshop introduces sewing novices to
quilting. With your support they will complete their first quilt top. The
experienced quilter will provide the basic supplies, cut and press. The
beginner will sew and choose their design lay out.
This workshop will entice beginners and intrigue
advanced quilters. (3 or 6 hours)
Birds Of the
This workshop will cover 3 techniques, piecing,
fusible appliqué, and bias appliqué.
Sharon's original appliqué patterns included (6
Orange Peel Ragtime
This workshop is based on the Orange Peel and Robbing
Peter to Pay Paul blocks that date back to the early 1800’s. The pattern
looks complicated with all of its interlocking circles, but it is actually
quite easy using the frayed -circle technique.
This quilt is fun for the beginning quilter and
satisfying for experienced quilters (3 or 6 hours).
Join me for an informative slide
presentation and lecture about the history of quilting, as we know it today.
How did we get here?
Egyptian Patchwork Quilt about 980 BC
A brief 3,000 year history of quilting.
The popular image of the quilt is of the modern,
patchwork and American quilt.
Quilting has a long history evolving from Ancient
Egypt through the Middle Ages to the present.
It is impossible to get to the very beginning, as
textiles are fragile things compared to stonework and pottery.
But we do know of some fascinating examples of early
See some historic “firsts” and rare examples of
patchwork and quilting from Museum collections around the globe.
Did you know?
·Homespun was as much a political statement in Colonial
America as it was a necessity.
·Abstract squiggly meandering isn’t a modern quilting design.
“Vermicelli” quilting was very popular in the 1700’s and done by hand.
·A controversy over one American quilt started a protest
march on the Smithsonian and birthed the first “National Quilting Day”.
Local presentations: auto mileage to and from at 51 cents per mile.
Out of local Northern California area:
Host shall pay or provide: Travel expenses; including any appropriate
combination of personnel vehicle or commercial transportation fares, local
transportation, housing and meals and round trip air fare from San Francisco International (SFO) to location of
workshop/lecture. Detail to be determined at time of contract
Each workshop includes samples of techniques to be taught or demonstrated
sent for display purposes before the workshop.
Workshops may require some prior preparation by the participants, so that
time spent in the workshop is productive.
To schedule write, call or e-mail:
9644 Bodega Hwy.
Sebastopol, CA 95472