Class Details for The Six Hour Quilt

Number of Lessons: 6     New!
Price: US$ 59.00
Tutor: Elizabeth Barton
Start Date: 16 February 2018
Weeks Open: 8.5

Features in This Workshop

  • A scheduled class
  • One-to-one Teacher guidance & help for questions and answers
  • Downloadable class information
  • Text, Images and videos
  • A Design Class

This is a good basic but also fun class for a student of any level!

Furthermore, it is an excellent class for a teacher looking for a one day class idea….. A typical quilt class day is six hours.

It is perfect for those who are short of time, but who love to make quilts.

Plus! It involves working from your stash. No extras needed.

All in six hours, you will design, select fabrics, cut and sew a quilt top.... then layer, quilt and finish it off.  You will also assess and evaluate as you go, making adjustments as necessary with Elizabeth's guidance and expertize.

Elizabeth asked three friends to go through the course – every week she took photos and short movies of them working. One had never made a quilt before, one had done embroidery and stitchery, the third had made one traditional sampler quilt. Here are some comments they made about the course.

Michelle, Elizabeth's student who had never made a quilt commented:

I had to good fortune to be invited to learn how Elizabeth Spindler Barton makes Art Quilts. It was a pleasure from start to finish. I learned about “color theory” and principles of composition to develop a plan for my first small quilt. Elizabeth gave clear directions and all the positive feedback needed to move from step to step. The process was logical and Elizabeth is easy to interact with and maintains a witty sense of humor. I never feared making mistakes. I consider myself lucky to have fallen into this unique opportunity to learn another creative medium.

Kathy's comment:

As a working professional, I tend to resort to using others' designs in an effort to save time. Elizabeth's course helped me think through all of the design steps to make a quilt that was not only original, but I was able to finish. Instructions are always clear and easy to follow... and reveal the design principles needed to develop an original quilt with the materials at hand. I had a lot of fun making my quilt, and was happy with the result. In addition to learning new strategies (e.g., a way to finish a quilt without binding), I have a new-found appreciation for the importance of considering value in my work. I can't wait to make another quilt using these ideas!

Karen commented:

As a working professional, I tend to resort to using others' designs in an effort to save time. Elizabeth's course helped me think through all of the design steps to make a quilt that was not only original, but I was able to finish. Instructions are always clear and easy to follow... and reveal the design principles needed to develop an original quilt with the materials at hand. I had a lot of fun making my quilt, and was happy with the result. In addition to learning new strategies (e.g., a way to finish a quilt without binding), I have a new-found appreciation for the importance of considering value in my work. I can't wait to make another quilt using these ideas!

Supplies and Outline

Your fabric stash, and thread.

Usual cutting, sewing and ironing implements

A few pieces of tracing paper, craft paper in 3 values.

Pen, pencil, ruler.

Inspiration photos.