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 Thursday, August 3 , 2017

Very Important:

Due to length of this Program, we will not have any of our regular meeting activities (business meeting, announcements, show and tell, swap meet, fat quarter basket, door prizes, etc.) 

A Gee's Bend Quilt

               A Gee’s Bend Quilt

Special August Program:                                         

Clustered Spires Quilt Guild will welcome guest speakers Lauren Kingsland and Elizabeth Lay, presenting The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend Lecture and Workshop.  

The isolated rural community of Gee’s Bend in Boykin, Alabama, is populated by the descendants of African American slaves, and since the 19thcentury has been the source of some of the most inventive and spectacular of American quilts.

Textile historian Elizabeth Lay will cover the history of the Gee’s Bend quilting tradition and community through images and recorded oral histories, then Lauren Kingsland will lead participants in a Gee’s Bend-inspired quilting project.

Participants should bring fabric scissors (no need for rotary cutters), thread snips, hand sewing needles, straight pins, and a thimble (if you like).   Most importantly, bring a freshly washed garment (preferably a shirt) to be cut up and shared among the group.

Also, please bring a square of muslin to be used as a foundation.   The size of the muslin may be a square yard, or a fat quarter, depending on how ambitious you feel.

Please note, this is a hand-sewing workshop – no need for sewing machines.

However, it would be a good idea to bring any portable lighting you have – anything to aid in your needle threading ability!

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center
40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, MD

CSQG  meets every 1st Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted.