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Quilting with Paper | Jane Mathews

Jane Mathews teaches her unique technique of quilting paper using junk mail, catalogs, maps, letters, photographs and more. Students will learn the basics of sewing on paper, creating a small paper quilt during class time.

This is a one day class that repeats.

Supply List for How to Make a Paper Quilt with Jane Mathews:           

  • Assorted papers will be provided from recycled sources, students may also bring their own if desired such as: magazines, photo copies of camera images, maps, wrapping paper, sewing pattern paper, old books, documents, junk mail and fabric that doesn’t stretch, such as broadcloth. You can also paint and draw on the paper.
  • Backing paper to support your work whether you sew or glue; typing paper is a good weight. Avoid newspapers.
  • Sewing Machine that is in good working order that you know how to operate
  • Scissors, ruler, templates etc.
  • Thread. Colors can match or be an accent.
  • Adhesives such as: Glue stick, YES paste, matte medium, wall paper paste. Artist tape helps hold pieces in place while sewing
  • Sack lunch


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Basic sewing skills.
Must bring a sewing machine in good working condition that you know how to operate.
Instructor Name:
Jane Mathews
Instructor Bio:
My interest in art-making began very early. I was supported by my parents. My father taught me how to use tools and painting techniques. My mother taught me how to sew on a sewing machine. I enjoyed trying different art media. My favorite was working with fabric. This eventually led to sewing on paper while I was studying for an MFA at Colorado State University.
Traditionally, textiles are mostly covers. Covers offer protection for our living places, our bodies, and our possessions. We also use textiles for adornment, identification and ritual. The word cover became a theme for making paper quilts. Recent quilts relate to personal experiences, how clothing is used and my travels to other countries.

Quilting with Paper | Jane Mathews

$ 75.00
Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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Sat, Aug 5, 2023 at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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 Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Quilts that Celebrate Nature from RMQM's Permanent Collection
Northeast Gallery:
Art Quilters with Altitude | Elevated Threads

Membership has Benefits
Members gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year. Free admission to Sunday at the Museum lectures, discounts on gift shop purchases, and more! 

Sunday at the Museum
May 14 at 2:00 pm Mother's Day
Join us for the Sandra Dallas book signing of her new book
"Where the Coyotes Howl"
Copies of the book available in the RMQM Gift shop.

Contact Us:

Phone:      303-277-0377
Address:  200 Violet Street, Suite 140
                   Golden, CO 80401
Hours:      Monday - Saturday 10-4pm
                   Sunday - 11-4pm