Strip Quilting - Seminole & More
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Join this hands-on quilting class focusing on strip quilting techniques with main emphasis on Seminole Patchwork, a type developed among the Seminole Indians in Florida. With the increased availability of portable sewing machines at the end of the 19th century, the Seminole interpreted many of their traditional designs in fabric with a method that involved sewing strips together, and cutting and resewing them to create intricate designs. We'll combine these techniques with other strip piecing methods including curved piecing and traditional strip patterns such as flying geese. We'll also include instructions and demonstrations for assembling your strips into a finished quilt top or quilt and some machine quilting techniques. The strips can be assembled into small or large quilts or other quilted items such as table runners or placemats. The nature of Seminole patchwork favors the use of a machine over handsewing. Students may bring machines or rent them for $10 and work during class time. This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate quilters.