If you’ve stopped into the shop lately, you’ve probably heard me go on about the Log Cabin Quilt class I’m planning for this summer. Aside from the part of me being a shop owner where it’s my job to talk up the projects, I’m really stoked about this particular quilt project. Well, I’m usually excited about all the class projects because, well, I’m the one choosing them. . .
Well, today is the day I finally have some photos and the full scoop about this quilt class to share. (:
This summer, we’ll be holding two sections of our Log Cabin Quilt class! You have a choice of either Fridays, June 28, July 12 + August 2 from 6 – 8:30 PM OR Thursdays, July 11, July 25 + August 15 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM.
A little history for you. . .
The log cabin quilt gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1860s, as women made them and auctioned them off to raise money for the troops during the Civil War. With such variety for arranging the log cabin quilt blocks, it’s no surprise that the log cabin quilt remains popular today.With the log cabin quilt, you can keep it traditional or modern it up a little and go for solids or printed fabrics. Have you checked out this book for some modern log cabin inspiration? Our sample is made up of traditional log cabin quilt blocks, arranged into a pinwheel design. Doesn’t it look cozy?!
According to folklore, the red center represents the hearth of the home and the lighter and darker sides stand for the sunny and shady sides of the house. Alternately, a yellow center can represent the home’s window while the lighter and darker sides stand for the happy and sorrowful times of life. Log cabin quilts are traditionally tied, making for a quicker finish than other quilts that are hand or machine quilted. Now, that’s good news!
Making a log cabin quilt offers lots of opportunity to build those quilting skills. So, if you’re a confident sewer but have never made a quilt, or if you’re ready to tackle a new project, think about joining us! Our quilt sample measures up to 74″ x 74″, making it a generous lap size; however, if you’ve got dreams of draping this over your bed like me, then we can figure out how much additional fabric you’ll need to make your desired size. No problem!
I’ve got all the details right here for you to check out and then you can call me at 609.536.2940 or stop in to register to save your spot!