The Art of Sewing
Did you know sewing dates back as far as 20,000 years ago, even before the practice of weaving cloth? Sewing needles were made from bone and wood and the first thread was made from plant fibers.
The art of sewing was done by hand, from the simplest of stitches to the more elegant decorative stitches found on pillows, gowns and stitchery. In the mid 1750’s the first sewing machine was patented to a German, Charles Weisenthal.
Only a century before, it was a common practice for all young ladies to learn to sew (there were no shopping centers or malls in which to shop).
The blousedress designed by Anna Maria Horner. Simple yet sophisticated! The slip-over dress has pleats and gathers around the neckline and the drop waistline. A shirt tail turns at the hemline. Make it your own by adding curved pockets and a camisole top. Dress it up for work…add jeans or leggin’s for play.
Let’s Make an Apron
From Aprons Ala Carte comes this classic apron inspired from the famous Marilyn Monroe Dress. Marilyn The halter-top apron comes in three different lengths, with different waistband and pocket options. One size fits most.
It’s a Wool Crazy Club
This is not your grandmother’s Crazy Patch Quilt. I was so excitied when we received the book “Wool Crazy”, after all, I love Crazy Patch Quilts, with all the intricate, eclectic embrodiery stitches and embellishments. A crazy patch block pieced with wool and oh…Folk Art Aplique. I was hooked. So starting this fall we will begin a Wool Crazy Club. If you would like more informations please join me for an informational meeting on Wool Crazy, September 7th, 5:30 pm at Oklahoma Quiltworks. Finger foods and drinks will be provided. Sample wools and threads will be available along with the book Wool Crazy. See more Wool Crazy Quilts
This technicque features a pattern from the past…Catherdal Window with a new technicque for making.
We are excited to announce that the well known quilt designer, teacher and award winner Charlotte Hickman, will join our teaching staff this fall. Pieced Pansies is a Charlotte original design using freezer to machine piece this elegant wall hanging.
Halloween Placemat Swap
We are really excitied about this class. This set of four placemats will be a welcome treat for decorating your Halloween Table. Groups of four will delight in picking fabrics and sharing in the fun of making placemats to swap with their group.
A term used at market, offering various demos on new products and technicques. Workshops and demos will be offered for transferring photos on fabric, Transfer EZ (for embroidery work and applique), Slice Machine, Let’s Twist, the Precision Trimmer, Flying Geese and many more.