Saturdays, October 21 & November 4, 10 am – 3 pm
2 week class
Sandra Brick and Rose Allen
In this two-session, team-taught class, learn to dye your own cotton fabric with MX Procion Dyes, and then use that fabric to create a basic quilt block. In the first session, explore color theory and strategies for dyeing and overdyeing cotton fabric. Experiment in the Dye Lab to create a few fat quarters of fabric for use in the second session to make half square triangles and an hourglass block. Gain insight into quilting fundamentals including playing with layout, learning how to use basic tools, sewing a scant seam (1/4″) to construct a quilt block (either 18″ or 20″ square), and finishing a quilt top.
Cotton for dyeing and a selection of MX Procion Dyes will be provided for students to use during the first class. Students may wish to purchase coordinating fabric during the weeks in between the first and second sessions to use in their quilt blocks (or can plan to dye their own!). For the second session, students must bring a sewing machine, in good working condition, to class and be able to operate it with basic sewing ability. This class is open to all – including both beginner and advanced dyers and quilters!
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This class is supported by proceeds from the Carolyn Buckingham Estate Fabric Sale. A select number of scholarships are available for students who need assistance in order to participate in this class. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Cristin McKnight Sethi, Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Brick is a trainer, coach, and educator with over 21 years of experience with the Textile Center as both an instructor and former board member. She has designed and developed 35+ workshops and courses in a diverse range of topics such as fabric dyeing, design theory, beading, creative problem solving, and technology workshops for artists. Brick’s explorations in new materials and techniques have inspired her innovative body of work in surface design, stitching and mixed media, which has been widely exhibited. texturedelements.com
Rose Allen (she/her) is an avid quilter who has been teaching classes in quilting and other fiber arts for many years. Her teaching experience goes back through her long career as an Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota. Allen is past president of both Minnesota Quilters and Minnesota Contemporary Quilters. Teaching beginning quilters is her greatest joy.
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