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Crazy Quilt Construction

Crazy Quilt Construction:  

Crazy Quilts are a style of quilting which has lots of different possibilities and methods.  In this class you will learn to stabilize and use fabrics such as upholstery, brocade, velvet, silk, or lace. Several block construction methods will be learned using a muslin foundation and include straight seams, curved seams, freezer paper applique, and addition of specialty trims and handkerchiefs.  You will decide the color and style and theme of your own block whether big or small. You will also decide whether to create multiple blocks or just a single block to create a one-of-a-kind treasure. Rita is a well-known Crazy Quilter with lots of hints and helps to make your Crazy Quilt block into a fabulous creation.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Need sewing machine for this session only! ? Reference Book of your choice ? Muslin for block foundation- at least 1 yard; Cut into 12 ? inch squares prior to first class ? Neutral or gray thread for block construction ? Bring a small cutting mat and rotary cutter ? Bring a pressing mat and iron (one will be available in classroom) ? Basic sewing supplies such as scissors, pins, pincushion, appliqu? pins etc. ? Variety of fabrics: include silks, and cottons of your choice; include lights and darks as well as medium value. You need to decide somewhat on a color and style theme. Be sure to bring both large and small prints as well as some plain fabrics. If you need help with this, please email me so we can discuss this ahead of time. ? Handkerchiefs (available in RMQM shop) ? Upholstery and silk fabrics (available from Rita) Some products will be available from Rita. Items will be harder to find items which are not usually carried by other local stores. The museum will receive a percentage of any sales from Rita?s shop. Ruching Guides by Anita Shackleford; Vintage Laces and trims of various sizes; Photo transfers; Venice lace ? peacock, hearts, leaves, birds, etc. (also available in RMQM shop); Buds and Bows trims; Miscellaneous trims; Wired ribbon; Satin ribbon 1 inch wide for leaves; Pearls and buttons; Upholstery fabrics in a variety of colors and sizes in packages of about 5 fabrics each which are color coordinated; Silk ribbon in variety of colors and sizes and also hand dyed ? 2mm, 4mm and 7mm
Instructor: Rita Meyerhoff

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Current Exhibit
RMQM's 30th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Crazy Quilts | Victorian Quilts
Plus Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit | Through A Lens
Through January 16, 2021

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Become a member today to gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year. Free admission to Sunday at the Museum lectures, discounts on gift shop purchases, and more! 

Upcoming Event
Sunday at the Museum
January 10 at 2:00 pm
Kathy Suprenant presents:
Through a Lens. Through her work as a scientist, Kathy brings to her art quilting a distinct perspective, through the lens of her microscope.


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