2015 Block Party with Eleanor Burns

I have been passionately collecting antique quilts for nearly 40 years and while adding a newly purchased quilt to my cherished collection, I noticed a pattern I hadn't thought about in years, Dresden Plate. I was struck by how much I enjoyed this pattern and how pretty it looked in vintage feedsack fabrics. I began to notice other antique quilts and felt inspiration begin to take hold of me. There are countless charming patterns that have been forgotten from days gone by, Goose in the Pond, English Garden, Ocean Waves, Spider Web and more. The wheels started turning as I realized that it would be fun to make a sampler quilt of antique patterns, using a variety of techniques.
I invite you to join me as I "reinvent" these lovely patterns from a by-gone era. Each month we will delve into the history of these patterns and use modern techniques to recreate our own heirloom sampler. On our journey we'll learn new techniques, make "new" blocks", delight in their history, and finish with new skills and a sampler quilt worth bragging rights.

Key Features:

• Six Month Series
• Includes Classes and Patterns
• Bed Turning of Antique Quilts
• Old Time Stories
• Patterns for Selected Antique Quilts

Two Classes to Choose from (10 AM or 6:30 PM)

• July 7, 2015
• August 11, 2015
• September 8, 2015
• October 20, 2015
• November 10, 2015
• December 8, 2015

If you can’t watch the live broadcast, the video will be online to watch at your leisure or review as often as you’d like on quiltinaday.tv or on Youtube. To follow along with Eleanor, you will receive your pattern in the mail before class.