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Learn to Quilt with Ruby Hoppen

In this 4 week course I will teach you how to create your own unique patchwork composition then stitch it together to create a stunning log cabin quilt. We will cover quilting history, hand sewing techniques, hand quilting and tying, binding and signing your quilt. This course is suitable for beginners. People who have used a sewing machine or have done some simple hand sewing before will be able to keep up!

I will be teaching out of my home studio in Carlton, so there will be an opportunity to see my quilts, take inspiration from the quilting and craft library and look around my studio! Please note that you will need to allocate approximately 4 hours of outside class time each week to complete your quilt. Classes will cover technique and quilt making theory but will not be adequate time to finish each stage of the quilt making process. All materials will be provided, however you may bring special or sentimental fabric to incorporate into your quilt.

Classes run each Saturday afternoon August 11th, 18th, 25th and September 1st from 2pm to 5pm in Carlton, Victoria.

Snacks, tea and wine will be provided :)))))))

Class one-

What to bring-

You’re not required to bring anything to the first class :)

What we will cover-

This 3 hour class is an introduction to patchwork, use of scraps and piecing. Learn about log cabin quilt blocks and what they teach us about the people throughout history who used them in their quilts. I will show you time-saving sewing techniques and we will talk about how to use scraps in a meaningful way and how to be inventive with materials.

What you will come away with-

The beginnings of your very own quilt top and an illustrated instructional booklet on everything I teach in the class (including some of my patch working secrets).

Class Two-

What to bring-

Your completed quilt blocks from the previous class

What we will cover-

In this class we will focus on composition. Using our completed quilt blocks, we will play with form, colour and pattern placement to finish our quilt tops. I will show you how to create a composition that is informed by a historical understanding of quilt making and the visual languages used by quilt makers when putting together their patchwork tops.

What you will come away with-

A completed composition and an understanding of the construction of a patchwork quilt top.

Class Three-

What to bring-

Your completed quilt top

What we will cover-

Here’s the part where your patchwork becomes a quilt! Learn the meditative practise of hand quilting and tying. In this class, you will learn the basics of how to baste, quilt and tie your quilt top. Feel free to bring along special thread, wool, sequins or buttons. Batting, wool and cotton quilting thread will be provided. I will show you different techniques and some secrets I have learned in my 10+ years as a quilt maker.

What you will come away with-

A basted quilt that has the first stages of quilting and an illustrated booklet on quilting techniques.

Class Four-

What to bring-

Your completed, unbound quilt.

What we will cover-

I will show you how to bind your quilt neatly and without too much fuss. I will also give a small presentation on making your own bias binding to save time and money :) Once we have covered binding your quilt, we can spend some time on imbuing your quilt with meaning by signing it.
Signing your quilts can create a sense of significance in your work, it also means that your work can be traced back to you easily if it becomes a family heirloom! I will show you some easy embroidery methods and we will look at the ways people have left secret messages in textiles throughout history.

What you will come away with-

A deep sense of self satisfaction and a big smug smile knowing that you are now equipped with everything you need to know about making quilts forever and ever. Oh yeah, and a quilt!

Limited spots available!

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