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Laura Brown

Minneapolis, MN
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Laura Brown is an artist interested in color, process, imagination, and repetitive, labor-intensive tasks. She grew up in the rural high desert of southwestern Colorado and the northwoods of Wisconsin, and hails from a maternal lineage of professional and home sewists. Her work includes printmaking, installation, book arts, and textiles. As part of the Artisan Development Program, she continues to expand her quilting knowledge and practice, including the use of natural dyes from local foraged plants.

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Current Courses Offered by Laura Brown

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Essentials of Sewing

Sewing is a skill that can feel like a superpower! The ability to create your own garments, quilts…
Sat, Mar 11th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 12th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Laura Brown
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From Scraps to Substance: Traditional Patchwork Reimagined

Repurposing and using up small pieces of fabric is at the heart of traditional patchwork quilting.…
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Laura Brown
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Learn to Use Your Sewing Machine

Interested in sewing, but not sure where to start? Mystified by that thrifted or gifted sewing…
Mon, Oct 24th, 2022  –  Wed, Oct 26th, 2022
6-8:30pm each session, October 24 & 26
Instructor: Laura Brown
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Nothing New: Make a Quilt from Old Clothes

Like many fiber arts, quilting is an old and universal practice with traditions that span cultures…
Thu, Nov 10th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 13th, 2022
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Laura Brown