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Workshop: Speak Easy: Building Patchwork Letters with Heather Jones

  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum 1100 Canal Street Ottawa, IL, 61350 United States (map)

Heather Jones, author of Quilt Local, will present a workshop,

"Speak Easy: Building Patchwork Letters."

In this workshop, learn how to create patchwork letters to spell out anything you’d like. Using Heather’s West Chester pattern from her book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday, and the supplemental letters and numbers only available in this class, you will learn how to work with small pieces of fabric without the need for foundation piecing to create an entire alphabet and set of numerals. We will also discuss how to incorporate negative space in your design to create a finished quilt top.

Cost: $50 (Includes Pattern, Lunch & Water)

Pattern: West Chester Pattern is included in class fee

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Earlier Event: October 18
October Meeting-Quarter Auction
Later Event: November 12
November Meeting