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Two-Day 'City Blocks' Quilt Workshop with Sarah Atlee


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Join us on Saturday & Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 10am-4pm for an advanced quilting design workshop about visual thinking with local fiber artist and former Artspace Artist in Residence Sarah Atlee!

In this intensive two-day workshop, Sarah will lead participants on an exploration of Oklahoma City's historic Deep Deuce neighborhood to inspire abstract quilt designs. Leave your patterns behind and bring your camera and an adventurous spirit! Each person will take a photo of something in the neighborhood and turn that into a completely unique 24x24" wall-hanging quilt.

Participants should bring:

  • A digital camera (a smartphone or tablet is perfect--high quality photos are not important, photos will be used for reference only, and cannot be printed out)
  • A notebook or sketchbook (any kind, preferably 8.5x11")
  • Black pens/markers for drawing and making notes
  • Sewing machine and power cord
  • 1-2 Spools of thread, neutral color
  • 2-3 Bobbins of coordinating thread
  • Contrasting thread for quilting (optional)
  • Fabric for piecing (3 yards max, fat quarters and half yards are great, solids preferred*)
  • Selvedge-to-selvedge coordinating fabric for back (1 yard)
  • Four squares of batting cut to 12x12" (any kind, low-loft is best)
  • Rotary cutter, sharp scissors, & pins
  • Iron, extension cord, & power strip (optional)
  • Music player & headphones (optional)
  • Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, snacks (recommended--Deep Deuce also has lots of great places for food, coffee, etc.)

All other materials and supplies will be provided. Parking is available in the lot behind out building.

*If you want to keep it simple, just bring black, white, & grey