3 ways to start (based on your skill level):
- Purchase pre-quilted bedding. Throw size for small size, twin/full for medium and queen for larger sizes or use a quilt. Buy a king and make 2-3 jackets!
- Make a whole cloth jacket. Pick one fabric for top, another for lining. Lining may flip to front to form collar.
- Create patchwork for all or a portion of the jacket. For instance, piece in a large quilt block on the back of the jacket or create patchwork for all your pattern pieces
If you want to take Sheila Green's quilted jacket workshop but can't attend the first session on Saturday, January 7th, we have good news for you. Sheila has offered to hold a session at her home on Wednesday, January 4 at 7 p.m., so you can try on the jackets for size and trace your pattern. Then, you can quilt your fabric at home and construct your jacket during the second scheduled class period on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the International Quilt Museum. The first meeting (trying on and tracing pattern) should take no more than an hour at Sheila's house.
For more information, please contact Sheila at 402-440-3127.
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January 7, 10 a.m.--noon: Just Bring Yourself!
During this time, you can view and try on finished jackets made from the included pattern, then trace off your size pattern on freezer paper (included). Choice of fabric requirements for your size and quilting will be discussed. Your "homework" will be to purchase materials (quilted bedding or yardage and batting) for your jacket, create the patchwork the size of your pattern pieces, cut out the pattern pieces for top, batting and backing, sandwich the three layers, quilt each unit (sleeves, fronts, and back). Or, if you choose to use pre-quilted bedding, all you'll do is cut out the pattern pieces!
January 14, 10 a.m.--3p.m.: We will constuct our jackets.
Workshop Information and Supply list
Workshop Registration form