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Course Title
The Art of Quilting


With the popularity of Farmhouse décor, fashionable quilts are often used as decorative art, traditionally on beds or as murals in designer homes. Increase your understanding of quilting terms and processes as you build skills, exploring traditional and contemporary approaches to quilting. Beginning students complete a quilt block to be turned into a pillow, small wall hanging or part of a larger quilt; experienced quilters receive expert help with a current project. Work will be done by hand and on our sewing machines. All skill levels welcome!


  • Identify patchwork, appliqué and several patchwork patterns.
  • Recognize the difference among beginning, average and museum quality quilting.
  • Choose the appropriate materials for your class project.


1. Introduction

  • Quilt terms
  • Supply list
  • Selecting a 16 patch
  • Determining size of project

-  options:  pillow, quillow, wall hanging, quilt 

2.      Understanding the math

  • Making the template

           -Folded paper to graph paper:  drafting squares and triangles

  • Speed cutting

          -Rotary cutting safety        

3.      Setting up the sewing machine

  • ¼ inch seam allowance
  • Sewing order
  • Pressing
  • Demo:  instruction of  hand piecing

 4.      Batting

  • Batting choices
  • Making a quilt sandwich
  • Quilting the block

           -Stencils and marking tools

           -Stitch in the ditch

           -Machine quilting

5.    Appliqué

  • Fusible web
  • Hand appliqué

 6.      Quilt Care

  • Storage
  • Cleaning
  • Labels



Method of Instruction

Lecture and demonstration.
Creating a quilt block and quilting a block.


  • Exam:  No 
  • Demonstration of Skills:  Yes
  • Class Participation:  Yes