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Workshop - Liberated Techniques - String Theory - by Fern Royce
Workshop - Saturday, June 1st (12-4pm)
String Theory – A Liberated String Class by Fern Royce
Appropriate for all levels of quilters.
“The best scrap quilts are ones truly made from scraps” Gwen Marston
The class is based on Gwen Marston’s “liberated” quilting technique and will focus on making quilts from strings or narrow strips of fabric. This is a type of quilt especially popular during the Great Depression when the motto was “use it up, wear it out, make do or do without” and was often made on a paper or cloth foundation. We go “paperless” using Gwen’s method.
It is a quick and fun way to use up lots of scraps. If you don’t have scraps you can use an assortment of fat quarters instead.
I will bring string quilt blocks and quilts for inspiration. This class is a “process” class versus a “product” class, meaning we will be focusing on learning tips and techniques for making string quilts rather than completing a quilt top. You will, however, learn to make many types of blocks using strings and understand how to put all those blocks together to make your own unique quilt.
Supply List for String Theory:
Sewing machine in good working order – including foot pedal, cord and sewing manual.
Basic sewing supplies: ruler, rotary cutter, mat, thread, pins, scissors, seam ripper, etc. Please mark all your tools!
Fabric: an assortment of scraps. If you do not have scraps, bring 10-12 1/8 – 1⁄4 yard cuts, a few jelly rolls or fat quarters (10-12) that includes a mix of light, medium and dark color values.
Recommended reference books :
Liberated Quilting II or Liberated String Quilting by Gwen Marston
Every Last Piece by Lynn Harris
Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison