HAND QUILTING – Class Limit 6 by Shirley Deasy
Require Masking if Unvaccinated
Hand piecing a quilt has been done through the ages and still valued as a pleasurable and beautiful way to create small and large quilts. In this class, we make a small sampler quilt. We will discuss the tools needed (required and optional), the hand piecing running stitch, piecing squares, rectangles, diamonds, curved shapes, connecting odd shapes and more. During the first class we will visit Mountain Quilts in Hiawassee to discuss how to select fabrics. (Students are not required to purchase fabric – they can use fabrics they already have.)
Shirley Deasy has been making quilts for over 30 years. Because her grandmother and mother made hand quilted quilts, when she got hooked on making quilts, she taught herself to quilt them by hand. This lead to learning how to piece the quilts by hand. One of her hand quilted quilts won 3rd prize at the North Carolina State Fair in 2009 and in 2019, she won first prize for hand quilting at the Misty Mountain Quilt Guild show. Shirley, her husband, a silly Scottish Terrier and a lovable old cat live in Union County near Nottely Dam.