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Folded Log Cabin Quilt

February 9, 2024 @ 10:00 am 2:30 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn to make a folded Log Cabin Quilt Block, or a Manx Quilt Block. The quilt block is a distinctive take on a log cabin block, utilizing a series of unique but easy measurements based on the hand of the maker, making each block unique to the person who created it. Traditionally the fabric was torn, not cut. A simple folding technique gives this block a gorgeous, textural, heavy finish and stitches up quickly. Aaron will be demonstrating the traditional way of sewing this by hand, but stitchers will easily see how this can be done on a machine, if so desired at home.

Manx refers to the name of the native Celtic people from the Isle of Man, an island located in the middle of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The earliest known example of Manx patchwork dates back to about 1820. The Manx quilt block is named after the Isle of Man where it originates. With its wonderful history and beautiful technique, this class is perfect for seasoned stitchers, as well as those taking their first steps into the world of hand quilting.

Participants will leave with 1-2 finished blocks.


Provided by instructor:
-naturally dyed fabrics for piecing your quilt
-muslin for foundation squares

Other materials like rotary cutters, cutting mats, marking pens and more will be available for everyone to use.

Provided by students:
-if you have a hand-sewing materials you enjoy using (specific needles, scissors, thimbles, threaders, etc), please feel free to bring those in addition to what is provided by Aaron – if there are special fabrics from home, or beloved fabric scraps, please bring those as well. Pieces used will vary in size from approximately 2 x 2 inches to 3 x 9 inches, so small scraps are definitely usable for this project.

Class is $80, students must pre-register


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