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Spring 2018 Workshop
March 31, 2018$35
March or April (Date Pending)
Ann King from the York Quilter’s Guild will be conducting a workshop on how to make an interleave quilt. The interleave quilt is pieced using a quilt-as-you-go technique in which thin strips of fabric are sewn to batting and backing. The interleave design results from cutting these strips from two panels of fabric and piecing alternate strips from each panel.
You will be making an 18-inch square interleave quilt with .5-inch stripes that can be used as a wall hanging, placemat, or pillow top.
5 fat quarters (or larger) of cotton quilting fabric – Select 4 fabrics that go well together for the top, and 1 backing fabric that can be whatever you want. There should be some contrast between the 4 top fabrics – if they all blend together too much the interleave design won’t stand out. You should have enough left over from the top fabric fat quarters to make a binding. But you are welcome to provide extra fabric for a binding or to turn the finished quilt into a pillow. You will probably be doing the binding at home after the workshop.
Gridded cutting mat, at least 18 inches long
Ruler, at least 18 inches long (you need a ruler that will allow you to easily cut 18-in long and 1-in wide strips)
Ironing pad or towel
Sewing machine and needles with a ¼ in. foot (if you have a ¼ in foot with a guide, even better!)
Neutral cotton piecing thread (I recommend Aurifil 50/2 in grey, but whatever you like to piece with is fine)
Pencil and pen
Fat quarter of cotton/polyester fusible batting
Fat quarter of quarter-inch grid cotton fabric — available at http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2046219
Instructions and templates
The Community Education Chairperson, Connie Holland, acts as a liaison between the Guild and the public for the promotion of the art of quilt making. Upon request, she arranges to show quilts and related items to community groups (nursing homes, etc) that are interested in seeing them. Donations from the community group are gladly accepted.
For more information, please contact Connie Holland at email@example.com.