Freeform Quilting with Jea Alford

Date: Saturday November 05, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Jea Alford
Tuition: $140
Materials: $25
Availability: 1 open

Join us for our first-ever machine sewing class! Experienced stitchers and beginners alike are invited to join artist and seasoned sewing instructor Jea Alford in the studio for a day of creative patchworking. This workshop will focus on improvisational methods of quilting, breaking the mold of traditional quilting patterns. Inspired by Bojagi, the Quilters of Gee's Bend, and your growing fabric scrap collection, students will create original patchwork pieces while learning proper use of their sewing machine. Jea will guide students in ways of working with woven fabrics, and different techniques for sewing and finishing seams. The course will consider how thread can be used to create line and texture, and ways to balance and direct composition through color, shape and scale. By the end of class, students will be equipped with the skills and confidence to continue this technique of patchworking, gaining the ability to tackle larger projects such as curtains, pillows, bags, blankets, or unique works of art. Bring your own sewing machine and put it to new use!

Students must bring their own sewing machine. While we will cover all the basics, it is recommended to learn how to thread the machine and sew a straight line prior to the workshop. Students are also welcome to bring any woven fabrics to compliment the studio offerings.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop.  PLEASE carefully review it!

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Please be aware that Wildcraft Studio School LLC may livestream this class and record it for later viewing.  By participating in a class, you understand and agree that the class may be recorded and/or livestreamed, that you may appear in the recording and/or livestream, and you consent to the use of your image as it may appear in the recording or livestream.  If you have any questions or concerns about the recording or livestreaming of the class, please contact us.

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