|Photo courtesy of Stephanie Blevins, taken at my booth at the 2012 Mountain Days Festival in Buena Vista, VA|
My goals for this 8-week workshop are many. First, I want the students to use their hands and their imaginations to CREATE! By workshop's end, they will:
* Create at least one quilted item to take home for their own use or to give as a gift. Projects for this 8-week session include a quilted pillow and/or a quilted composition book cover. The techniques we will use include big-stitch quilting, embroidery, and fusible appliqué with a blanket stitch.
|In keeping with the season, I made a Halloween Pillow as my class sample.|
|The students can design anything they want for their pillow.|
|Everyone uses composition books at school these days. The students can make personalized, quilted covers. My son has his eye on this class sample!|
|The older students will have the option to incorporate some piecing into their composition book cover.|
|The sky is the limit as the students design their own covers.|
|When a composition book is used up, it is easy to remove the cover and reuse it on a new composition book.|
|My Bear Scouts created this quilt two years ago and won second place in the quilt show at the 2010 Rockbridge County Fair.|
|The boys colored on fabric to create the images for the quilt blocks.|
|The front of the quilt will be made from old denim, like this quilt that I made for my son's bed.|
|The back of the quilt will be made from old cotton men's button-up shirts. This is the back of the quilt shown above.|
In READY to Quilt!, we will take the students' creativity, mix it with fabric, literature, math, history, recycling/up-cycling and teamwork, and end up with functional works of art. Please leave a comment with any questions, and I'll be sure to respond as soon as I am able.