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Crazy Quilt Embellishment



Crazy Quilts have lots of different techniques and styles. This day will be focused on embellishment and filled with hand embroidery stitches and learning how to use special items such as jewelry, buttons, lace and ribbon to create a wonderful Crazy Quilt block. You will learn to use embroidery stitches, couching, and other creative stitching to add beautiful texture to your creation. There will be a demo on hand dying lace and appliques as well as a chance to dye your own pieces of lace. Rita is a well-known Crazy Quilter with great ideas for the use of those embroidery stitches to make your Crazy Quilt block or quilt into a wonderful example of your own beautiful handwork.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: You may want to bring the following: Do Not Need sewing machine for this session Reference Book of your choice Embroidery scissors Sewline chalk marking pen/eraser Air erasable marker 1x6 or 1x12 ruler for marking Embroidery needles with variety of sizes (available from Rita) Embroidery floss in variety of colors (silk is nice too) Anything unusual that you might want to add to your CQ such as gloves, lace collar, jewelry etc. Beads, baubles, buttons and your favorite small treasures are nice too! Hand quilting thread in neutral and medium gray Ruching guide by Anita Shackleford (available from Rita) Size 8 or 12 perle cotton floss- variety of colors (size 8 available from RMQM shop) Silk ribbon (available from Rita) Lace for dyeing (Dyes will be available for use during class with information regarding the type of dye used) Photo transfers (available from Rita) Medium color of green thread for leaf construction 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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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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