A community quilt is a collaborative sewing project where each block is created by a different member of the community. This past summer we asked quilters of all skill levels to participate by designing and sewing a 6.5" square unfinished block of 100% cotton fabric, either at home or in The Shop and we got amazing submissions. Shop staff pieced them all together and the final result is displayed at The Shop. Other display information coming soon!
In coordination with our 2022 Summer Reading Program, this quilt's theme was Oceans of Possibilities.
To get started quilting check out the templates, instructions, and resources below.
A quilt is a multi-layered textile, traditionally made up of two layers of fabric with a filler material. These layers commonly include a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back combined using the techniques of quilting.
To participate in this community quilt we asked you to submit blocks that will be part of the cloth top.
To get started sewing and designing blocks check out the lesson plans from our Introduction to Quilting classes and other resources below.
During Open Lab the following are available for public use: