20986: Amish-Mennonite Quilt Series #3: Basket Quilt: The Work of Her Hands
In the heart of Amish Country, lose yourself in a week long immersion in the rich quilting history and culture of Michiana. Visit with local Mennonite and Amish quilters who demonstrate their hand-quilting techniques and share personal stories of quilting traditions and legacy. Meet the fabric and antique quilt merchants whose shops support the strong local quilt tradition, and of course, spend time each day sharpening your own skills as your work on quilting projects of your own.
Highlights• Learn to build and use your own floor quilt frame, a technique that differs from quilting in a hoop.
• Practice traditional quilt block piecing, foundation paper piecing, English paper piecing, appliqué with freezer paper, back basting appliqué, hand quilting and more.
• Sit down to a traditional thresher’s meal in an Amish home.
Program NotesQuilt pattern included.
A Quilter’s Legacy in Blocks: This sampler quilt includes traditional quilt blocks often used by the Amish and Mennonite quilters of this area, including block designs from Carol Honderich’s family of quilters – her mother, aunts, grandmother and great grandmother.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Activity NotesMinimal walking and standing on this program. Some stairs to dining hall.
Goshen, Indiana, is a quilt maker, designer, presenter and instructor whose quilts has been exhibited in galleries and shows around the country including AQS Paducah Quilt Show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Sauder Village Quilt Festival and many local exhibits. Carol leads Amigo Centre’s annual Spiritual Quilt Retreat and offers private instruction for individuals, quilt retreats, and presentations for groups. She learned quilting making at an early age, sitting with her mother, grandmothers, aunts and cousins around the quilting frame at family quilting bees. She traces this craft back in her family for four generations with quilts from her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother. Carol has a passion for making faith-based quilts and loves the opportunity to challenge and encourage her students to create well-made, beautiful and meaningful quilts that tell a story about the quilter.