Everything Old is New Again

Vintage Quilting using your Domestic Sewing Machine with Debbie Macleod

I love vintage linens and want to share my love of quilting these gems with you!  I have always loved vintage!! In particular, vintage textiles.  Early on in my longarm career I couldn’t wait until I could quilt those quilts that had been previously labelled “Thou Shalt Not Touch” by diehard conservative quilt makers.  I am not talking about museum quality quilt tops or textiles, but quilts that were made for use in daily life by everyday quilt makers. 

Often these quilts have been partially finished or simply put away awaiting the chance to be quilted – in those days that meant hand-quilted.  Often, they were not particularly well made or made with less than desirable fabrics – mind you in the past new fabric was seldom bought for a quilt – fabrics were almost always old clothing or pieces left over from dressmaking or home sewing such as curtains.

Whether this quilt work has been done by a blood relative, a quilt relative, or by collecting, I feel that finishing the piece honors and respects the quilt maker’s original plans, saves the quilt from oblivion, and giving the resultant completed piece extended life - also… a great way to recycle and upcycle.

Using your domestic sewing machine and your collection of vintage linens, hankies, doilies, etc., you will create unique re-purposed pieces.  We will be spending time designing and then machine quilting your treasures!  Time will be spent on machine quilting with your domestic machine and will cover crosshatching, feathers, fills, and heirloom quilting techniques.   What to bring?  Your collection of old linens, doilies, hankies, and quilt pieces.  Also, any type of “shiny” fabrics; satins, poly lining, even old wedding dresses!  I will provide one linen piece for each person and a trunk show of finished pieces.

Course Cost $125 + Accommodation and Meals

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