Workshop: Sashiko
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 12:00 am
Workshop: Sashiko @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Teacher: Joan Halley

Sashiko Supply List

Sashiko is traditional Japanese embroidery done with white thread on indigo fabric.  The classic designs have many applications for quilts, home decorating and clothing. 

In this workshop you will learn to stitch the traditional designs using the sewing machine.  Heavy weight thread is wound on the bobbin and the stitching is done from the back of the fabric.  To start, you will learn the techniques for marking and stitching by sewing a small sample.  Then you may choose the designs you like and stitch several squares that can be made into a table runner or wall hanging or become the beginning of a quilt.  A large variety of designs and stencils will be available for your use.  Traditional hand stitching techniques will also be demonstrated.



Bus Trip: A Quilter’s Gathering
Nov 2 – Nov 2 all-day



 Bus Trip

 Saturday, November 2, 2013

Our itinerary includes

Admission to “A Quilter’s Gathering”

Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire

A visit to

 Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, Franklin, MA

 Lunch Available at the show

 Trip Price = $50.00


Transportation to show and shop

Admission to “A Quilter’s Gathering”

Driver’s Tip

 Leaving from Route 117, Warwick, RI Park and Ride

At 8:00 AM

 Returning at approximately 7:00 PM

 Must sign up by October 17, 2013 NBQA meeting

 Or call Louise at 401-323-0255

Tsuekineko Painting – Allison Wilbur
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 12:00 am

Allison Wilbur 1







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Painting with Tsukineko Inks: Come learn how to paint with inks to add a beautiful image to your quilts.  Wonderful for portraits, animals, florals and many other images, fabric inks offer an array of colors from vivid to subtle.  The kit will include freezer paper backed fabric with an image outline, a wide array of inks, and ink sticks. You can choose from outlines of a humming bird, sea turtle or tropical fish or you can bring your own outline drawing and transfer it to fabric (light boxes will be provided). We will talk about layering colors, working with inks, and fabric preparation. This class is easy enough for a beginner and yet can be the basis for a beautiful art quilt.

Supplies:  Bring a light box if you have one.  A supply kit can be purchased at the workshop for $15.00.