The WMQFA happily announces its first block education club, based on the popular book, “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.” Beginning on June 20, club members will get three hours of instruction by local experts Nora Rader and Grace Marko, followed by lunch and a docent-lead tour of the current WMQFA exhibit.
Over four sessions, club members will learn two ways to complete 48 blocks. One technique will use acrylic templates, and the other will be non-template-based.
WMQFA will also be offering club members a selection of 22 fabrics from the Windham “Embroidered Garden” collection, which can be purchased in fat quarters, half-yard pieces, and from the bolt.
Class dates are June 20, September 19, November 14 and February 13 (2014). Classes will be held at the museum at N50 W5050 Portland Road in Cedarburg, and will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the class price.
Monthly “sit-and-sew” sessions will be offered to club members as well.
The teachers bring 110 years of collective sewing experience to class sessions! Grace Marko is a merchant, through her online store “All Hands Around” and at quilt shows throughout the Midwest. Nora Rader is a former president of the Wisconsin Quilters Inc., a statewide guild. She is also a certified instructor for the “Sew Confident” program by Linda Lee and the Sewing Workshop.
All levels of quilters can join this club, from beginner through experienced. This club is intended to combine informative demonstrations and hands-on experience with the joy of relaxing with friends at our 1850s farmstead.
You can register at the museum or online (follow the link below). As a special incentive to those who sign up for our first program (June 20) you will get the program, a bundle of 22 fat quarters, and seven acrylic templates for $90.
Club members must have the book, “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.” The museum will sell copies of this book. Other supplies required include paper, pen/pencil and camera (optional).