A memory quilt is a way to cherish the past; whether it is made from clothing belonging to a loved one who has passed, t-shirts from high school or college, or clothes and blankets from the first year of life. These quilts can be made any size. Do you want a small wall hanging with your dad's favorite plaid shirts and khaki pants, a throw size collection of your babies first year of clothes and blankets, or a bed-size quilt with all your race t-shirts? In this class, you will be led in beginning your projects. Sarah Duffey, quilter, who has been making memory quilts and t-shirt quilts for clients for several years will teach this class. Sign up for this class and start collecting those special pieces of clothing or other items you would like to include in your own memory quilt. Cost of the class is $60. Call the museum at 770-301-2187 to sign up for the class.
The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum is proud to announce that it will host the Sacred Threads Exhibition of Quilts Expressing Life’s Journey: Joy, Inspiration, Healing, Grief, and Peace. In 1999, Sacred Threads Founder, Vikki Pignatelli, gathered a small group of women who felt that their quilts had been misrepresented in quilt shows in the past. Their spirituality had inspired their quilts and quilt shows had been reluctant to feature them. The Sacred Threads exhibit was created to feature these quilts who touch upon both the personal and spiritual levels and is now a national touring exhibit. Museum visitors can glimpse into the spiritual journey of each of these quilters. The exhibit features a MP3 guided tour for each quilt.
If you have wanted to learn to make a quilt, this is your class! The Beginner's Quilting Class will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, April 14 and 21 from 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Students need to attend both sessions. Cost is $75. Call the SQTM at 77-301-2187 to sign up. A list of fabrics needed for the class will be available when the registration fee is paid. Participants must have basic sewing skills and should be able to sew reasonably straight seam.Participants are not registered until payment is received. Space in the class is limited so call soon.
This is a five day class June 11-15 from 10:00 am- 12:00 noon. It is for beginning to intermediate students. Students must be at least a rising third grader. Cost is $60. Students will make a small quilt in this class. Call the SQTM at 770-301-2187 to sign up. Deadline for signing up is May 31.
This is a five day class June 11-15 from 1 PM-3:00 PM. It is for beginning to intermediate students. Students must be at least a rising third grader. Cost is $60. Students will make a small quilt in this class. Call the SQTM at 770-301-2187 to sign up. Deadline for signing up is May 31.
This is a five day advanced quilting kid's camp, Monday- Friday, 9:00-12:00 noon. Cost is $90 per student. Students must have taken 1 to 2 years of beginning to intermediate kid's camp as a prerequisite. Ready for a little design challenge? Students will design their own quilt and make it during this week. Students will be introduced to free-motion quilting and surface design. Deadline for signing up is June 30. Students must know how to sew, have attended previous camp and be able to work independently with general guidance.
This is a five day class July 16-20 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. It is for beginning to intermediate students. Students must be at least a rising third grader. Cost is $60. Students will make a small quilt in this class. Call the SQTM at 770-301-2187 to sign up. Deadline for signing up is June 30.
Do you want to learn new creative techniques so you can vary your quilts? Surface design is just one of the many tools you can have in your toolbox of quilting techniques. What is surface design? Surface design is any technique that manipulates or changes the surface of a fabric. This would include: painting, dyeing, printing/stamping, stenciling, applying resists, stitching, embellishing (e.g. adding beads), collaging, etc.
SQTM will host the workshop offered by the West GA Quilters Guild. Sarah Duffey, one of our West GA Quilters Guild members will lead the workshop. Students will experience painting on fabric and watch demonstrations on dyeing fabric. The workshop from 9:00 am-12:00 costs $45. This includes paint, brushes and a yard of prepared for dyeing cotton fabric. You can sign up for the class by calling the museum. Deadline for signing up is Feb. 21.
Apron Chronicles curator and author, EllynAnne Geisel will give a talk about how the Apron Chronicles. You can make a reservation for the luncheon by calling the museum. Immediately following the luncheon a short yearly museum and then EllynAnne Geisel will speak on the historical odyssey of her life-changing apron journey and the people, the aprons, and the stories she has collected along the way. Tickets for the talk and an exhibit viewing are $5. There will be coupons for Apron Chronicles Talk and the SQTM visit at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center during the Apron Chronicles Exhibition. With this coupon the talk and visit are $3 instead of the normal $5.
For more information about EllynAnne Geisel check out her bio in the link below.
In this class participants will make a full apron. The apron is unisex, so you can make one for yourself or your favorite guy or gal! All you will need to bring to the class is 1 and 1/4 yards of the fabric you want to use for the main part of the apron. If you wish to add a pocket, bring either an additional 1/4 yard of the fabric or 1/4 yard of a complimentary fabric.
The class will start at 10:00 am and will finish around 1:00 pm.
Cost is $35.
Grand opening of the West Georgia Quilters Guild exhibit along with the Apron Chronicles. Light refreshments. Come and join us and see this exciting exhibit.
Come explore the many different styles of quilts created by the West Georgia Quilters Guild in their annual quilt show. You'll be able to view a beautiful applique Boston Album quilt as you enter the exhibit. The guild member, Lisa Hewitt worked on this quilt for more than a year. The main gallery hosts mostly full size quilts of various patterns, with a few smaller quilts as well. A smaller gallery features this year's challenge quilts. The challenge was a paper piecing pattern. You'll be amazed at the many different ways this pattern was used in the quilted creations. Also featured is a curated display of aprons inspired by the Apron Chronicles which will be at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center February 23, 2018 – April 7, 2018.
Museum offers “Christmas Textiles” workshop
Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to think about making special gifts. The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum will offer a workshop on November 4 from 9-3 to help you get started. The workshop will be held at the Museum on Bradley Street.
Participants will have an opportunity to make three projects. Norma West will demonstrate making holiday placemats using the “quilt-as-you- go” technique. This technique provides an opportunity to make table mats for that special holiday meal in one easy step. Jeanette Bernhardt will demonstrate the use of an Accuquilt cutter to cut and make felt holiday ornaments, mug rugs and/or candle mats. The Accuquilt cutter has dies (patterns) to cut precise snowflakes, trees, and other shapes for holiday projects. Felt projects are easy to complete using glue or hand stitching for finishing. Diane McLarty will demonstrate making a Christmas tree ornament made of fabric and embellished with buttons. Participants may choose any or all the projects to work on during the day and supplies for projects are included in the price of the workshop.
Call 770-301-2187 or go by the Museum to register for this class, the cost is $60 including all supplies needed. Bring a lunch or take a break and have lunch on the Square. The Museum is open from 10-4 on Thursday – Saturday. This workshop is open to all ages but participants must have basic hand sewing skills as well as basic machine sewing skills.
The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum is offering a Beginners Quilting Class for adults on Saturday, October 21 and 28, 9:00 to 3:00, at the museum. Participants need to attend both sessions. The class will be taught by SQTM Board members and skilled quilters, Jeanette Bernhardt, Cyndi Hilliard, and Norma West. Teachers in this class provide a supportive, non-threatening learning environment laced with humor and tips to remedy common mistakes. The price for the class is $60.
During the class, students will learn strip cutting using rotary cutters, basic quilt block piecing, and quilt construction including making the “quilt sandwich” which involves putting the quilt top, batting and back together for quilting. Basic machine quilting techniques will be included in the class. Participants should be able to complete most of the quilt in class with some completion to be done at home. Participants must have basic sewing skills and should be able to sew a reasonably straight seam. The museum will furnish rulers, cutters, cutting mats, thread, scissors, etc. Participants may bring personal sewing machines or use machines available at the museum.
Come to the SQTM to register for the class and pick up the supply list. Participants are not registered until payment is received. Space in the class is limited. The SQTM is open on Thurs.through Sat. from 10 until 4 p.m. Call 770-301-2187 for additional information.
We will be using a pattern from Villa Rosa Designs, Crimson Glory. The pattern is included in the class fee and will be available at class time.
Fabric Needed – Please read all this information before purchasing or selecting your fabrics.
This pattern calls for fat quarters – a half a yard of fabric cut in half and usually measures 18 inches by 22 inches. However, regular ¼ yd may be used if you cannot find fat quarters. Hobby Lobby and Walmart carry a limited amount of fat quarters, but may not offer the variety needed for this quilt. Joanne’s Fabric Store has a better variety. You may also order coordinated fat quarters on line, but delivery in time for class could be a problem. So I suggest Joanne’s or purchase ¼ yd pieces at your favorite fabric store. The fabrics you choose should be 100% cotton, usually 42-44 inches wide. Avoid polyesters, loose weave cottons, and poly/cotton blends.
For the selected pattern, you will need
-8 fat quarters – two light ones for the center blocks and six coordinating fabrics that are medium to dark. Or ¼ cuts of 8 coordinating fabrics. *if you would like to simplify fabric selection, use one light for centers and borders – you will need 1 7/8 yard of light fabric for this option and 6 coordinating fabrics for blocks.
1 3/8 yard of a light fabric for the border
5/8 yd. for binding.
Three (3) yards of fabric will be needed for the backing of the quilt – choose a coordinating color or muslin for the back. You will need batting that is approximately 60 inches by 72 inches. Batting can be purchased by the yard or packaged at any fabric store. If you are overwhelmed by choices available, I like 100% cotton Warm and Natural. You do not need to have the backing and batting until the final class.
Thread supplied by the Museum for class use is either off white or gray, if you think another color would be better, please bring your own thread. The Museum will provide sewing kits with scissors, thread, needles, pins, rotary cutters, and other notions that you will need. Cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters will be available for your use. However, if you prefer to use your own, feel free to bring them. Please let the museum staff know in advance, if you need to use a machine belonging to the museum.
You may want to buy more fabric than you need, this will just be enough and if you cut one wrong, you may need more fabric. If you have any questions, you may call JeanetteBernhardt at 770-832-2143 or 770-459-7882.