Quilts are a good medium for preserving memories, as they can be easily made out of old baby clothes, sports jerseys, or suits worn to grand-larceny trials. Create a work that’s uniquely yours with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for two tote-making classes (a $75 value)
- Three-hour weekly sessions
- Learn basic techniques, from rotary cutting to using a sewing machine
- Create your own Frenchy Bag, a design by Amy Butler
- Straightforward instruction for pockets and closures
- Options for embellishing with buttons and ribbons<p>
$65 for a four-part quilting course for beginners (a $160 value) * Three-hour weekly sessions * Learn basic techniques, from rotary cutting to using a sewing machine * Create your own lap-size quilt * Explore various colors and arrangements<p>
In both of the above classes, all the fabrics and supplies are provided. Students benefit from personalized instruction and get to take home their work alongside a pattern for future replication. See the class schedule here. <p>
Quilt in a Day
Through innovation and a passion for creation, Eleanor Burns revolutionized the process by which quilts are made. She cast off the shackles of scissors and templates for a more visceral approach that combines the ripping and stripping of fabric with an assembly-line approach to sewing. The new process brought an exciting speed to an activity once known for taking months and causing anyone who attempted it to grow a 4-foot beard. To spread the word and bolster the quilting community, she released her first book, Make a Quilt in a Day––Log Cabin Pattern.
Thirty years and 100 quilt books and patterns later, she continues to promote the art of the quilt and to improve the efficiencies of quilt construction. Along with a staff of fellow seamstresses, she began Quilt in a Day to further spread her message through simple and social classes filled with thorough and accurate instruction. Beginners can register for classes or attend a demo day, where refreshments fuel entertainment and scraps of fabric fly.