Smith’s General Hand Quilting & Design Classes 9/21/2019

We received the following regarding hand-quilting classes to be held in Yarmouth, Maine. If you are interested please see the email and links below:

Dear Local and Near-by Quilt Guilds!

We are a new small contemporary quilt shop/general store in Yarmouth, ME that sells handmade quilts, a small selection of fabric and notions and lots of handmade gifts, in other words, a little bit of everything!

We also are incredibly excited to offer a large array of classes in our beautiful space in a historic brick building in downtown Yarmouth. We are finishing up our summer schedule and will soon be filling up the fall calendar. I am reaching out today because we have an amazing class coming up this weekend, still with lots of seatsĀ available, so we hope you may grab a friend and join us! We are hosting Riane Morrison for two classes, big stitch hand quilting 101 and designing hand quilting motifs. Riane is coming in all the way from CO where she works for the amazing Quilt Folk Magazine and previously for the Modern Quilt Guild. so, in addition to her teaching, I’m sure it will be a lovely day of quilty conversations!

If you wouldn’t mind circulating the class to your guild members, I would really appreciate it! I am attaching the info to both classes below as well as the link to sign up and Riane’s bio.

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Thank you in advance for your time!


Dash Masland

Smith’s General
Prow House Quilts
359 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Hand Quilting 101

In this three-hour, beginner-friendly workshop, students will try their hand at planned and improvisational hand quilting using large stitches and thick threads like sashiko or perle cotton. Students will learn how to apply high-contrast quilting designs to a throw pillow to create movement, motion and focus. We will discuss the technical aspects of hand quilting as well as larger design planning and techniques. Fabric, thread, batting, needle and finishing instructions will be provided.

Class details:

Date: September 21st

Time: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $55 (includes all materials)

Capacity: 15 students

Designing Hand Quilting Motifs

The right quilting motif can turn a quilt into something truly special. In this class, we’ll discuss how to design a high-contrast quilting motif for your next project, and learn some fundamental design techniques to consider when planning a hand quilting motif. Students should bring a finished quilt top that they would like to hand quilt (mini quilt, crib or throw size recommended), as well as preferred thread, needle, and basic sewing tools. Additional needles thread will be available for purchase, and rulers and marking tools will be provided.

Class details:

Date: September 21st

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Cost: $55

Capacity: 10 students

About Riane Elise

Riane Menardi Morrison is a modern quilter making minimal quilts for the modern home. She learned to quilt in 2011 from her grandmother, and once she found the right materials (linen, cotton, and wool), she fell in love and never looked back. Riane crafts heirloom-quality quilts that are as beautiful as they are functional, and each quilt is hand quilted with large stitching for a unique and durable finish.

Riane is the author of Inheritance: Minimal Quilts for the Modern Home and a coauthor of Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century by the Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have been featured in numerous magazines and quilt exhibits, and she teaches and lectures on hand quilting and modern quilt design around the country.