In this quilting workshop, participants will learn the fundamental skills of traditional paper piecing. This ingenious way of making precise patterns of geometric shapes from fabric uses paper templates as a base, and the resulting shapes are then sewn together by hand to create patchwork compositions. Teaching artist Emma Redmond will lead the workshop and discuss the quilts on view as well as her own quilting practice. All materials are provided. The program is limited to 15 individuals.
The Dialogue + Studio Workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.
Emma Redmond is a New York-based textile artist who emphasizes in quiltmaking and tapestry weaving. All of her work incorporates hand sewing and weaving, reflecting her love of traditional methods as well as her fear of technology. Her work is influenced by American folk art, near east textiles, and a love of twentieth century kitsch.
Image: Broken Star Quilt, artist unidentified, United States, 1920–1940, cotton, 78 x 77 ½ in., Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Marilyn and Bob Gellert, 2017.19.2. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.