Hand-Sewn and Home Grown: Quilt Workshop with Zak Foster

Regular price $ 125.00

Hand-sewn Quilt Workshop with Zak Foster

Date: April 15th-16th (Saturday-Sunday) from 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Location: The Gem Co-Working Space, Bethel, ME

Take a break from the electric hum of the sewing machine and settle in to hand-sew for a little while. In this two-day workshop, there are no rules and no patterns. We’ll share our fabrics and our stories as we create one-of-a-kind quilted wall-hangings and explore methods of improv-piecing that will help us hone our artistic voice and discover a quieter space within.

We will assemble our own communal fabric stash out of gently-used textiles, so please bring something to share with the group: old clothes, bed sheets, and tablecloths are all ideal.

We study the work of inspiring improv quilters to help us gain clarity on our own sense of color harmony and balanced composition. In making this wall-hanging, you will gain the skills you need to complete larger quilting projects.

This two-day workshop costs $125, and no quilting experience is necessary.

Space limited to 14 people.

About the instructor: Raised in rural North Carolina and now living in Brooklyn, New York, Zak’s work draws on southern textile traditions while incorporating modern and diverse fabric selections. He practices an approach to design that is intuitive and improvisational. His work has been featured in various magazines, websites, and quilt shows. For more on his work, please see www.zakfoster.com or @zakfoster.quilts on Instagram.

For more information, please contact the instructor at zakfoster@gmail.com