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The Peace Quilt

Beatriz Helton
9:00 - 4:30
Wed March 19

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$ 185  

In this therapeutic art quilting course, we'll explore the calming and meditative aspects of stitching while creating a personalized peace quilt.
Through a series of guided exercises, we'll delve into the world of color, texture, and shape, using fabric scraps to tell our stories.

Course description:

-Begin by selecting meaningful scraps, including personal items like clothing, that hold sentimental value
-Learn my instinctual stitching method, demonstrated through examples using my parents' clothing
-Create layers with fabric, buttons, and embellishments, using thread as a mark-making device.
-Share personal stories and inspirations behind our stitching approach
Discover how stitching can be a therapeutic outlet for stress and emotions.
Join me on this journey of instinctual stitching with intention and heart.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class includes:

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

My favorite fabric scraps from old sewing projects, discarded clothing favorites
and thrift store treasures
Sewing scissors
Thread snips (optional)
Threads of different weights or thicknesses -embroidery and sewing threads and DMC- in various colors including black and white or cream
Sewing needles for hand sewing and embroidery
Needle threader (optional)
Quilting or dressmaker pins and a pincushion
Safety pins
Thread ripper
Fabric glue stick
Buttons, beads and baubles
A square of cardboard approximately 10" X 10" 

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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