In this 4-week course, students will make a small modern quilt (about 90cm x 120cm) that can be used as a lap quilt, a child’s playmat, a beach blanket, or a wall hanging. The design is classic and flexible, leaving room for each quilter to express their own creativity. Beginners are welcome!
Students will learn all the fundamentals of quiltmaking, including:
> Design, color choice, and color placement
> Accurate cutting
> Piecing by machine
> Trimming the blocks (“squaring up”)
> Assembling the blocks
> Basting the quilt layers (back, batting, and top)
> Quilting (we will use the tying method, but machine- and hand-quilting will also be discussed and demonstrated.)
> Binding (we will make our own binding to finish the quilt.)
> The use of sewing machines and tools in the classroom is included.
> 4 x 3h of professional guidance by Lucinda Walker.
> Coffee, tea & cookies during workshops.
Students will supply their own fabric and batting, which are also available at the De Steek shop.
Students will receive a list of the fabrics and quantities needed.
Lucinda Walker has enjoyed all varieties of crafts since childhood, and studied studio art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Though she has worked in many different mediums including ceramic tile, paint, and fabric, she has remained consistently captivated by the landscape, the ocean, and the horizon as the subject of her art. She created her own quilt-making business where she designed and handcrafted modern home textiles inspired by the California coast. She continues to create modern quilts, which have received international recognition and awards. As a textile designer at Hoffman Fabrics, she designed digital prints for quilting, home-sewing, and apparel fabrics. She is currently immersing herself in the hand-sewing techniques of jogakbo (Korean patchwork) and sashiko (Japanese functional embroidery), and developing a new series of textile art. Lucinda hosts different workshops and lessons in quilting, but also in the technique sashiko.