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Quilting with Paper | Jane Mathews | July 24 10 - 3:30pm

Start saving your junk mail and paper items for this great class showing you what to do with them!

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, with a short break for a bag lunch.

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: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic sewing skills.
Requirements: Must bring a sewing machine in good working condition that you know how to operate.
Instructor: 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.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Evolutions CFE and RMQM Collection
Northeast Gallery:
Thorns & Spikes | 4 Coners Groupr
April 22, 2024- July 20, 2024

Membership has Benefits
Members gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year, free admission to Sunday at the Museum events, discounts on gift shop purchases, check out books from the Sandra Dallas Library, and more!

Sunday at the Museum
June - No Program
July 14- RMQM's Antique Quilt Road Show

Aug 11- Joan Duncan | Applique is My Super Power
Sept 8 - 150+ Years of Sewing & Quilts

Contact Us:

Phone:      303-277-0377
Address:  200 Violet Street, Suite 140
                  Golden, CO 80401
Hours:      Monday - Saturday 10-4pm
                  Sunday - 11-4pm
Closed Major Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day & Easter Sunday. (early closings the day before at 2pm)
Holiday Hours may be different.