Hand-Sewn Framed Quilt with Heidi Parkes / Sunday, August 12th / 10-3pm
Learn the entire quilt-making process in this 5 hour class, and leave with a completed work of art for your wall. Students will learn to hand piece a 6x6" quilt top, baste, hand quilt, sew a border, and then secure that quilt to a frame. (frames provided) The entire process will be done with a needle and thread, no sewing machines required. In January 2018, instructor Heidi Parkes made one of these 6x6" stretched canvas style quilts each day. Students will be encourage to try a variety of sewing techniques to make their quilt top, and will make their own completely unique 'soft painting.'
-6x6" wooden frame
-staples and staplegun
-a 6x6" square of cotton batting
-A thimble that fits your dominant hand's ring finger. (I like the clover metal tip, with silicon around the finger, or a handmade leather thimble)
-some fabric scraps for sewing your quilt top.
-strips of fabric for the border. 2 at 3x6" 2 at 3x12"
-optional: a small (4-6") embroidery hoop, and an 8" embroidery hoop.
-minimum, one spool of pearl cotton, size 8; or one spool of crochet thread, size 10. In a color you like.
-optional: a rubber gripper to help pull the thread through
(a loose disk, or a gripper fitted to your finger)
Cafe, lunch and apertifs served.
Spend the weekend with Heidi for $225.
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Heidi Parkes is an accomplished hand quilter and artist. She's been stretching her smaller quilts to frame them like a painting since 2015, and has exhibited them in galleries and museums, including the John Michael Kohler Art Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Var Gallery, and Gallerie M in Milwaukee. Parkes has won awards for her improv piecing and handwork at QuiltCon, and she frequently travels the country lecturing and teaching workshops on hand quilting and mending. Learn more about her work on her website heidiparkes.com, and on instagram: @heidi.parkes