Learning how to Quilt - Curved Piecing with the Clava Quilt
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Learning how to Quilt - Curved Piecing with the Clava Quilt

Learn the basics of quilting and curved piecing while making a baby-sized Clava Quilt Top 

Does curved piecing scared you? This class is for you!

Are you new to quilting and didn't even know that curves scare people but love this design? This class is for you, too! 

Want to have some fun and sew in community? This class is for you, too! 

CLAVA by Miss Make is a celestial-inspired quilt reminiscent of moon phases, with a repeated sequence of differently sized crescent shapes creating lots of striking movement. Clava is named after the Clava Cairns, a Bronze Age site outside Inverness in Scotland built with very precise astronomical positioning.

Required Supplies: 

  • Clava Quilt Pattern 
  • Fabric for colors 1, 2, 3, 4, & background fabric*
  • Neutral Cotton Thread for piecing 
  • A working sewing machine
Optional and helpful Supplies: Pins, fabric scissors, rotary cutter, seam ripper.

*You'll have time in class to make the baby quilt layout, but you will gain the skills to continue to working on your quilt top at home if you want to go larger. The focus of this class is making the quilt top, however an overview of the next steps needed to complete your quilt will also be demonstrated. 

You'll need to purchase the pattern and fabrics in advance of the class and have your fabrics ready to begin the project, we recommend washing and ironing your fabric before class.

Please consider purchasing your fabric, pattern and supplies from Village Fabric Shop, we are happy to assist you anytime! For class supplies, you receive a 10% discount. 

Dates and Times 
Friday June 16th - 6-9pm
Saturday June 17th - 3:30pm-8:00pm*

*with a break for dinner!

Want to take class but you need a sewing machine? 

We have some sewing machines at the shop available, please call before you book the class if you need to reserve one for the class. 

Browse #clavaquilt on Instagram to see what people are making!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Great for beginners and advanced sewers alike. Should know how to use a sewing machine, have taken our Machine Sewing 101, or equivalent.
Requirements: Please arrive to class with your Clava pattern and all your fabric requirements - as listed on the Clava pattern. We recommend washing and ironing your fabric before class.
Instructor: Emily Ortiz Badalamente
Instructor Bio: Emily lives in Winston-Salem with her husband and two mischievous cats. She loves coffee, sewing and quilting, yoga, and morning hikes in the mountains. Meditation and mindfulness have been important practices in her own self-care and spiritual growth. Emily travels often, both near and far, but also enjoys spending time with family and friends on her front porch. She is usually reading several books at a time, but can be easily distracted by re-watching The Big Bang Theory and The Office. Emily is passionate about art and creativity in all forms, and is always excited to try out a new medium or technique.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.