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Miniature Quilts Workshop with Tim Rickman

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Parkway Presbyterian Church, Upper Level, Fellowship Hall Building

Miniature quilts had their start as doll size quilts in the early 19th century.  Many young girls first learned to quilt by creating a small doll-size quilt using traditional blocks and scraps from their mother’s sewing.  Some of these quilts used one traditional block and just repeated the motif, while other quilts were ‘sampler’ quilts.

Tim, being a ‘math’ person, finds it challenging to try to take the instructions from a 12” block and convert it into a 3” or 4” block.

Miniature quilts are really very similar to bed-size quilts — only smaller scale.  A miniature quilt should look like a real quilt — all details — blocks, sashing, cornerstones — are proportional to each other.

Supply List

  • Quilt scraps that will go together — all 20’s, all reproduction, all solids, all Asian, etc.  Bring a variety of lights, mediums, and darks.
  • Sewing machine in good working order.  Thread, pins, extra needles, scissors.
  • Small cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler.  If you have a square ruler that you like to use to make HST (half-square triangles) then bring it.  Tim likes to use one designed by Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day.
  • Tim will supply the pattern and instruction sheets for each student. We will make a small sampler with nine or twelve blocks with sashing, cornerstones, and a border.

Workshop Fee:

$25.00 members, $40.00 non-FP&Q members

To register:  Make your check payable to Forsyth Piecers & Quilters and send to Dianne Luce, 1221 Strathmore Cir., Winston-Salem NC 27104.

Contact Dianne Luce, Workshop Chair, with any questions and to reserve a spot: fluce@triad.rr.com, 336-765-7914.


May 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dianne Luce


Parkway Presbyterian Church
1000 Yorkshire Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States
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