An Intro to Contemporary Crazy Quilting
With Pepper Cory
Aug 6, 1:00-3:00pm & Aug 7, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Learn a time-saving method of marking Crazy Quilt blocks and then use solid fabrics — laid on a patch at a time — to make a Crazy Quilt block with a modern feel. Embroidery is done in the second session using fresh white perle cotton.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
If you thought Crazy Quilts were only done in fussy Victorian velvets and silks, this class might surprise you. We use jewel-tone Peppered Cottons (shot cottons with a solid feel) and follow a marked block (traced from a stencil) to lay down and hand-sew patches over a backing square.
Once the patches are in place, we look at four basic types of embroidery stitches that embellish Crazy Quilts. With a thin white perle cotton thread, we lay stitches over the seams in the block. The end result is a graphic Crazy Quilt composition to frame or to be the first block of your upcoming Crazy Quilt masterpiece!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Know how to thread a needle and knot thread.
An $18 kit is required for this class:
Send an email to [email protected] with your name, mailing address and preference to pay by PayPal or personal check.
Kit includes: Eight Fat Eighths of jewel-tone Peppered Cottons fabric, a stencil to mark the block, four backing squares of thin white cotton, a ball of #12 white Presencia perle cotton, half a pack of crewel embroidery needles, and written instructions.
NOTE: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.
__Contact Pepper at [email protected] to order your kit so it will arrive on time.
__A spool of dark-colored thread
__A needle you like for hand-sewing such as a Sharp or Milliner’s needle (not a Quilting Between)
__An ultra-fine tip black permanent marker (such as a Sharpie)
__Notebook and pencil
__Camera or phone to record your progress
__Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Rotary cutter, Mat and ruler
Note: If you sign up too late to receive the kit or live outside the United States please also build your kit with:
__1⁄4 yd. (9” x 44″) of a white thin cotton or poly/cotton blend fabric (you should be able to see through the fabric)
__Small pieces (Fat-eighths or large scraps) of eight different solid colors – your choice
__A ball of #12 white perle cotton or white embroidery floss. Alternately, if your color choices are on the light side, use black perle or floss.
__Embroidery (crewel) needles