An Intro to Contemporary Crazy Quilting


Cost includes 4 hours of class.

With Pepper Cory

June 12, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CDT (Pt 1)
June 13, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CDT (Pt 2)

Learn a time-saving method of marking Crazy Quilt blocks and then use solid fabrics, laid on one 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 7 days following the event.

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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:

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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.

Supply list
__Contact Pepper at 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
__Sharp scissors
__Straight pins
__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 bring:
__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
__Sewing thread
__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


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