Wednesday workshop, 30 Jan: Making American quilts

Feathered star block quilt, c. 1830, USA (TRC 2018.2630).

Feathered star block quilt, c. 1830, USA (TRC 2018.2630).

This workshop will look at how to make an American 1800’s style quilt, with no sewing machine or modern tools. We will look at how to draft a block pattern and make templates, how to mark and cut pieces and then how to sew a block together and finally construct a quilt.

We will have all the tools you need to make a block in the workshop but, if you prefer to bring your favourite scissors, needles, thread, pencils etc, then please feel free. The workshop will be given by Beverley Bennett from England, a skilled and avid quilt maker.

Date: 30 January 2019. Time: 10.00 - 15.00. Venue: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Costs: 35 euro. Language: English. Number of available places is limited, so advance registration is required: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

TRC Gallery exhibition: 22 Jan. - 27 June: Velvet!

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Stichting Textile Research Centre. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
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