#20986: Amish/Mennonite Quilt Series #3: Basket Quilt: The Work of Her Hands
Baskets for carrying, gathering and storing -- baskets used in the everyday work of hard-working women are the subject of this Amish/Mennonite quilt project. Each unique basket is easy to make and appropriate for all skill levels. Participants will learn to accurately machine-piece triangles, and large pieces and small pieces. Learning opportunities include basic machine or hand applique. The quilt offers options for finishing borders, and can be made in sizes from crib to king. Fabric options include using either traditional colors and fabrics, or today’s batiks, bright floral or geometric design fabrics.
Basket Quilt Information and Supplies List
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.