INTERLACE: Improvisational Quilting • Wednesdays, January 24 – March 13, 10 am – 1 pm

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INTERLACE classes are geared for the 55+ age group, to encourage building of NEW skills and community with a cohort of peers!

Wednesdays, January 24 – March 13 • 8 weeks
10 am – 1 pm
Laura Wennstrom


Join us for this sequential 8-Week in-person INTERLACE class that presents students, 55+, with a comprehensive and interpretive study to an introduction of free-form quilting. This class will teach you the basics of piecing different fabrics from your stash in an improvisational way. Emphasis will be placed on using found fabrics and materials with significant meaning, developing an understanding of composition and color theory, and using memory as a catalyst for your creative ideas. Students will work alongside their instructor as they sample, explore the work of contemporary quilters, and make their own finished project that reflects their unique voice. Students will be responsible for providing their own materials for their personal projects, and the cost will vary depending on the scope of the project and the materials you choose. In the spirit of all our INTERLACE classes, this beginning level class is open to those with no quilting experience who are 55+. There are eight sequential sessions in this class, and building community through working and sharing in a cohort is a significant outcome of all of our INTERLACE classes.

All students need to have a working sewing machine and the ability to operate it independently. Supplies for this class are basic–sewing machine, needle, thread, and lots of fabric scraps–and can be found listed on the supply list. Please have your machine, a pen, pencil, paper, ruler or tape measure, scissor and fabric with you for each class! 

**See supply list of items to bring to class**

Click here to download the supply list.


Laura Wennstrom holds an MFA in New Media from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from North Park University in Chicago. As an artist who work in a multi-media and textile-based practice, she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country. Wennstrom has taught children and adults for the past 10 years as an instructor at Bethel University, Parkland College, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the East Side Arts Council. She is a 2021 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists finalist and currently works in her Minneapolis studio.


This quilting 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 fill out the Textile Center Scholarship Application. For any questions or for more information, please email Cristin McKnight Sethi, Director of Education:

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

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