Historical Appalachian Quilting for Beginners (Adult Class)
Instructor: Sandy Deems/ Linda Daughtry
This is the first class in the Art Center's Appalachian Craft & Cultural Heritage Series. Students will discover the past necessities of quilts in the Appalachian region and progress to patterns, social aspects and wall hanging art of quilts. This progression will demonstrate the cultural heritage traditions, crafts and community base gatherings that were so essential in the mountains of the Appalachians. Students will complete an 18" X 18" quilting block by using traditional techniques of hand stitching and modern machine quilting. The student will learn fabric cutting, piecing, binding, quilting and embellishment of a quilted piece. The use of decorative embellishments will allow the student to create their own design. Students will complete a quilting block used as a wall hanging. There is a required supply list given upon registering for the class. The Instructor will supply items needed to complete the finished quilt block. Students may bring a brown bag lunch each day of the class and their own sewing machine if they choose to. What a great class to learn a traditional form of art.
This project is made possible by the 2019 Georgia Council for the Arts Vibrant Communities Grant.
Class is closed
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Instructor: Sandy Deems
Sandy Deems was born and raised in Florida. She became a transplant to the mountains in 2014 when she moved to Mineral Bluff. She is single, with one adult child and one adorable grandchild.
She retired from aerospace in 2013 after 23 years. She has been quilting since 2012. Sandy started quilting by taking an online class, and then started taking classes at the local sewing machine center. When she retired from her aerospace career, she worked at The Quilt Place in Rockledge FL, which helped pay for her quilting addiction. She was a member of her local quilt guild in Florida, and joined the Misty Mountain Quilt Guild in Blairsville when she relocated to Mineral Bluff.
She owned a stained glass studio and translated some of her designs for art quilts. Sandy enjoys making quilts and wall hangings using different techniques using piecing, hand embroidery, applique, and other techniques.
Her hobbies include quilting, scrapbooking, card making, and golf.