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Join a quilt workshop organized in conjunction with Spring Fling: Quilts from the Collection. The exhibition is a colorful display of master quilts from the museum’s renowned collection, on view from May 14 to June 5. The lively selection includes Amish, stenciled, pieced, and appliquéd quilts.
Artist Diane Rode Schneck will speak about the quilts on display and instruct participants on how to sew a miniature Bars quilt in traditional Amish-inspired colors. The pattern is simple and easy to sew by hand, using the quilt-as-you-go technique. No sewing experience is necessary!
Diane Rode Schneck has been teaching in and around New York City since 1987, and has taught many classes at the American Folk Art Museum. Her specialties are hand stitching, especially hand appliqué and embroidery, and all kinds of scrap quilts.
Image: One Patch Quilt, artist unidentified, midwestern United States, 1921, cotton and wool, 75 1/2 x 64 in., American Folk Art Museum, gift of David Pottinger, 1980.37.54.