Learn about the beauty, versatility and how-to of the vintage Rail Fence quilt. This workshop, taught by master quilter Cathy Fussell of Swift Mills Studios in Columbus, Ga, will lead you in a step-by-step guided 2 day workshop in which you will learn all it takes to make this classic quilt. The versatility of this geometric pattern allows for your own design preferences to really shine while still staying within the fascinating and rich realm of pattern quilting.
Day 1 of the workshop is Sunday January 10 and will cover history, design and practicalities of piecing. You will leave this day with all the materials, tools, and knowledge needed to continue piecing your quilt top at home ( or in the yaloRUN studio!) over the course of the next two weeks.
Day 2 of the workshop is Sunday January 24th from 10 am - 5pm. This day will focus on taking your pieced top and basting it to the backing and learning to hand quilt. You will leave this day with all the materials, tools, and knowledge needed to continue and complete your quilt at home.
This workshop will teach pattern history, machine piecing, basting, backing, hand quilting, and binding. You need to know none of that before you walk in. No machine skills necessary. You'll learn.
Cathy Fussell is a much-loved teacher and an internationally award-winning quilter whose specific mastery is hand quilting, arguably the most distinguished of the quilting skills. But really she's a master at all of them. Of quilting she says, "Quilts are about history and art and politics and stories and patience and beauty and community and economics and place and expression and freedom and transition and family and warmth – and love. And they’re feminized and devalued. All that is why I’m so into quilts and quiltmaking." Boom.
Workshop fee includes all materials (except a hoop which can be purchased in store) and full studio access all month during open hours. Sign up HERE!