Your Ah Haa Moment: Crazy Quilts

Your Ah Haa Moment: Crazy Quilts

[click “Play” for Susan’s conversation with Sherab Kloppenburg]

Quilting2 Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts includes courses in time-honored crafts such as quilting. Up soon, case in point, “Crazy Quilting with Sherab Kloppenburg, Tuesdays, January 26 – March 9, 6 – 8 p.m. (Five classes with a two-week break.)

American quilting has been a constantly evolving amalgam of color and texture, pattern and symbolism since the days of mass immigration from across the pond. Eventually the combinations of styles brought by women from their different homelands blended and became known as the American Melting Pot quilts, and later, patchwork or crazy quilts.

Sherab, an architect by training and a designer of everything from landscapes to objects we use everyday, has collected scraps of fabric ever since her childhood growing up in Europe. Her training as an architect informs her creative process, even in quilt-making, so there are some straight lines in her handiwork. In class, Sherab will teach the basic of quilting: patchwork, binding/backing and stitches. The idea is to send students home with a finished product, their own crazy quilts.

Another upcoming crafty course is Intro Stained Glass Class with Marty Langion,Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and January 24. Learn the basics of Stained Glass – cutting, grinding, copper foiling, and soldering

To find out more about quilting, click the “play” button and listen to Sherab’s podcast.
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