Saturday, Aug 25, 2-4 PM

Constellation Quilt Workshop: Hand-stitch an Heirloom

Getting there
4610 MAGAZINE ST., New Orleans, LA

Stitch your way across the universe! Make a CONSTELLATION QUILT! $38 per person. A Constellation Quilt can be used as a learning tool, a functional art object and modern heirloom. Like our NOLA MAP QUILT, a Constellation Quilt is meant to be passed on from generation to generation. It is meant to be lovingly hand stitched, or you can stitch some of your quilt with your sewing machine (such as binding). You will hand stitch and embroider your template (created by Haptic Labs), which depicts the October night sky around the 40th parallel in the Northern Hemisphere and features constellations like the Big and Little Dipper, Gemini, Orion, Leo, and Taurus; French knots can be added to render the Milky Way as a tactile field that crosses the quilt design in a sweeping diagonal.
You will need 100% cotton fabric in either navy blue, dark blue, dark teal, dark purple, dark gray or black as your quilt top, and any print or solid for your quilt back. You will make your "quilt sandwich" with your top, batting and back. You sew right over the template, then tear away. You will begin your quilt in class then come back for a reunion later to see how everyone is doing. (Fabric, batting and embroidery threads are available for purchase in our shop at our usual 15% class discount.) You will receive the kit:- Tear away Constellation stabilizer and instructions You will need:
(these materials may be purchased in our shop with a 15% class discount, or you may bring your own fabrics)- 2 yards of one of the colors above for your quilt top, 45" wide fabric- 2 yards x 45" batting (or throw size batting)
- 2 yards backing, 45" wide- White, gray, gold and /or silver embroidery threads (we recommend DMC No. 8)- A good supply of safety pins * If you wish to make a larger quilt, please talk with us first, as we can save you a lot of headaches! You can always add on panels to make your quilt larger after you complete stitching your template. Haptic Labs also makes a queen/king size template that we can order for you if you like. That size template costs $56; however, we will need to schedule a time to lay out your quilt sandwich for this size. As with any of our classes, you may pay online through Eventbrite, over the phone with your credit card, or in person in our shop. If you wish to pay in person,
remember to call or email us so we will save a space for you.
Our policies for all classes and workshops at Uptown Needle & Craftworks include:• Full payment is due upon class registration. You may pay by credit card via telephone 504-302-9434 or Eventbrite. If you prefer to pay by cash or check your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.• All class fees are refundable or transferable to another class if cancellation is made by telephone or email at least 72 hours before class start time.• No refund or transfer of funds to another class is possible for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or if you fail to show-up for a class you have registered and paid for.* Depending upon each participant’s skill level, you may or may not complete your project in class. You are always invited back to work on your project in our shop at a mutually convenient time. By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.
Thank you.