Beaded Crazy Quilt with Woodland Imagery
Drawing inspiration from opulent hand-embroidered Victorian Crazy quilts; learn how to construct a traditional 14-inch Crazy quilt block using the stitch and flip sewing method on a muslin base. Traditional Crazy quilts were not constructed for warmth or for the bed; instead they showcased the maker’s needlework skills. The hand-beading needlework skills will be taught in this class.
The instructor will teach her unique copyrighted method using small glass beads to recreate traditional thread embroidery stitches to embellish the fabric segment seams. We will also learn several methods for making large beaded imagery as we bead creatures native to the woodlands. Then discover numerous fabric beading stitches to create dainty flowers, leaves, vines, and raspberries. Students will make a small beaded crazy quilt they will take pride in, and will gain the knowledge of beading stitches and techniques that can be used over and over again on future fabric-based beading projects.
Includes materials fee of $60.00
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Fabric: Solid colors or tone on tone fabric, light or medium color fabric pieces without large prints or small repeating prints. Fabric should be lightweight. 100% cotton (as quilters use), or light weight silk and fancy synthetic fabric which do not not easily shift grain. Heavier fabrics, velvet, or brocade can only be used as centerpiece. Bring 12-14 fabrics; 12-inch square is adequate for each fabric. Instructor will have an assortment of fabric pieces for purchase to add to what you bring.
- Straight pins
- Thread for hand basting and needle
- Small sharp scissors or embroidery scissors
- Paper scissors
- Large sharp scissors for cutting fabric
- Light grey thread for used in sewing machine and bobbin
- Seam ripper
- 4-inch and 6-inch embroidery hoop
- Black Sharpie marker thick tip, not ultra fine point
- Mechanical pencil
- 12” ruler, not a tape measure
- Crayola Twistable Colored pencils, 18-pack
- a small rotary cutting mat
- 24-inch rotary ruler and rotary cutter
- Optional ribbon, lace, trim, charms, buttons, small collectibles, small found objects that can be attached to fabric which you already have in your stash
- Short appliqué pins
- There will be sewing machines to share. If you have a sewing machine you know how to operate in good working order, you may want to bring it.
- Optional Seed beads, bugle beads, or other beads from your stash
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.