Mark your calendars.
You may not know this, but March 15 is National Quilt Day. Not too many weeks ago, I wrote a Library Lines column about the Cranberry Piecemakers, a group of incredibly talented and generous ladies who make gorgeous quilts. They have supported both McClintic and Hillsboro libraries, and one of the founders, Carroll Barlow, is gearing up to benefit both McClintic Library and those of you who would like to learn how to quilt.
Carroll will teach 13 lucky people how to create the traditional quilt pattern “Dresden Plate” Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the McClintic Library. There is a class fee of $15, which includes an acrylic ruler which participants will get to keep. Students need to know how to rotary cut, or they may use scissors and pencil. This can be sewn by hand or you may bring your sewing machine along to use.
During this class, students will create one block which can be used as a wall hanging or a pillow top. The class is limited to 13 people, and so we ask that you stop by McClintic Library to pre-register and to pay your fee. You will receive a supply list of needed materials when you pre-register.
You may bring a brown bag lunch if desired.
If you are an advanced beginner or an intermediate quilter, this class is for you.
It’s a great way to learn about preparing fabrics, how to create a pattern using your new acrylic ruler, and you will meet other crafty people.
It should be a fun afternoon.