VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Beginner Patchwork + Quilting
If you've been wanting to learn to sew patchwork quilts, this is the workshop for you!
In this three-part virtual workshop hosted via Zoom, instructor Diana Rogers will take students on a tour of beginner patchwork, the process of sewing small pieces of fabric together to make a larger composition, and then will cover the basics of assembling, machine quilting and finishing a small quilt!
Students will learn how to assemble a Ruby Star Society Jelly Rainbow Quilt, including:
- Beginner-level patchwork basics
- How to assemble your fabric pieces (you must have machine sewing experience; see below)
- How to iron in quilting
- The specific cutting and assembly methods used in a simple quilt block
- Understanding quilting materials, including batting and binding.
- How to assemble a "quilt sandwich" and baste or prep it for quilting
- How to quilt on a standard home sewing machine using a walking foot
- How to attach the quilt binding by machine, to finish the edges of your quilt
This is a three-part workshop being held on the following dates:
Sunday 11/1 at 12pm-2:30pm
Thursday 11/5 at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday 11/8 at 12pm-2:30pm
**There will be homework to complete between sessions!**
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. Students must have basic machine sewing knowledge and be comfortable using a sewing machine.
Materials + Tools Required
- For the quilt top: 1 Jelly Roll OR 2 Junior Jelly Rolls OR 80 strips of quilting cotton measuring 2.5" wide x 22.5" (must be pre-cut before the start of class)
- For the quilt back: 3.5 yards quilting cotton
- 7 yards of quilt binding
- Throw sized quilt batting (at least 56" x 56")
- Fabric scissors
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
Large safety pins
- Quilting ruler
- Yardstick (optional but helpful!)
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Walking foot for your sewing machine
Date & Time: See above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of two parts for this workshop
Class Length: 2 sessions, approximately 2 hours each
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed after within 24-48 hours of the workshop start date
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads