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Class - Liberated Techniques - Marching Ladies by Fern Royce
Workshop - Saturday, September 7th (11-4pm)
Inspired by the Women’s March on January, 21, 2017, I came home and started creating my Marching Ladies - part church ladies, part civil rights marchers moving into the 21st century, many wearing their signifying Pussy Hat. My figures in Marching Ladies are based on the Garden Girl pattern found in Garden Club Quilts by Connie Tesene, Mary Etherington of Country Threads, Inc. and the Garden Party Ladies by Freddy Moran found in Collaborative Quilting.
Combine the Marching Ladies pattern with your fabric and creativity to make your own version. You can make all the figures the same or vary the shapes of the dresses. Although the pattern layout is 10, you can make more or fewer. The pattern provides the jumping off point, allowing you to add your own ideas and embellishments.
Marching Ladies pattern required. Pattern can be purchased prior to or on the day of the class.
Fabric: Background – 2 yards Dresses: 10-12 FQ or 1/4 yard cuts. A variety of prints: large and small scale, floral, geometric, stripes, dots, etc. Head, Arms and Legs: One 2” x 10” skin tone piece for each Lady - Solids, tone on tone and/or tiny prints. Hats and Shoes: An assortment of scraps/FQ for the ladies’ hats and shoes. I used bits of silk, stabilized with a very light, woven interface for my ladies’ shoes and hats.
Embellishments: Bits of lace, tiny buttons or beads and embroidery floss for the ladies’ hats and dresses.
Lettering/Numbers: ¼ yard WOF or 2 FQ (high contrast to the background).
Double-sided iron-on fusible: ½ yard
Sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and cutting tools.
A design board or cloth so you can take your project or pieces home intact.
***Please mark all your supplies with your name or some identifying mark.