2023-06-11 - Hand Quilting



Sunday, June 11 (9:00 am-Noon, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm)


Caitlyn McLaughlin


This is an in-person class hosted at Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa.


The practice of quilting can be traced back to medieval times and spans many cultures and continents. Whether you make quilts for display or everyday use, this is a useful skill with many applications.

In this class you will learn the basics of hand quilting to honor and highlight special pieces of fabric from moments and people in your life. All students will design their own small quilt square with guidance. 

This class is offered as an optional connection to the class Block Printing on Fabric with Kjersti Faret on Saturday, June 10. Taking Kjersti's class is not a prerequisite, but we will highlight the fabric printed in her class in our quilt blocks in this class.


Level of Instruction:

This is a beginner friendly class.


Please bring various colored/patterned cotton fabric, cardstock paper/ gridded paper, batting, quilting thread, sewing needles, thimbles, needle threaders, scissors, and a washable glue stick. 

Many of these materials are available to order for pickup through Decorah's local quilt shop Red-Roxy Quilt Co. Notions purchased from Red Roxy receive a class discount of 10% off.

Enrollment Deadline: 

May 19, 2023


Learn more about instructor Caitlyn McLaughlin here.


Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact the Folk Art School, at folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.

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