Improv Quilting for Beginners: Part 2 "Finish Line" CEXTN19-202380

Ended Nov 9, 2023

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Full course description

Thursdays, 10/19-11/9/2023, 6:00-9:00pm

4 in-person sessions

Location: John Adams Center, room 312

Instructor: Lorraine Woodruff-Long

If you have a completed fabric top, please join us, even if you did not take Part 1 Improv Quilting!

Students will learn how to take a completed fabric quilt top, and make it into a completed, finished quilt. Students will learn how to prepare a smooth  “quilt sandwich” with a top, batting and fabric backing. They will learn how to bast their quilt sandwich and prepare for quilting by machine and/or by hand.  Finally, students will learn how to square their finished quilted and and how to finish using a choice of binding techniques. Join us and complete your quilt!

Materials list: Completed top for quilting - can be a "whole cloth" or a quilted, pieced quilt top.
Quilt batting large enough for quilted top
Fabric backing for quilt back, large enough for batting/top. (can be a sheet, or pieced fabric backing.)
Students must provide their own working sewing machine.
Thread for machine
45"  Rotary cutter
3"x18" acrylic ruler
Portable cutting mat
Sewing pins/needles

Instructor bio: Lorraine Woodruff-Long is a self taught quilter with a primary focus on color, improvisation, and recycled/repurposed fabrics. Her work has been juried into shows at the de Young Museum/San Francisco, the California Heritage Museum/Santa Monica, the Sanchez Art Center/Pacifica, the Drawing Room/San Francisco, and the San Francisco Women Artists Network Gallery among others. Her work is included in the 2021 book, "Stitching Stolen Lives: The Social Justice Sewing Academy Remembrance Project." You can find her work on Instagram @quiltinginthefog or on her website,