Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC

Quilt Workshop:
Build a Log Cabin Quilt
26 October 2013

Instructor: Karen LiVecchi -- klivecch@optonline.net 

Log Cabin quilt patternDescription: Create a classic quilt using the Log Cabin quilt block. The Log Cabin block became popular in the 1860’s and remains a beloved pattern today. Learn how to construct the traditional Log Cabin block and use it to create a table runner or wall hanging, or add blocks for a larger quilt.

In class, you will learn to accurately piece this block using various techniques, including paper-piecing, and how to finish your quilt with borders and binding. See how different color values create different visual effects and explore variations of the block. Choose one of three projects, using your favorite colors or a holiday theme. Your quilt will make a perfect addition to your home.

A detailed Supply List may be found here.

Log Cabin Quilt pattern with holiday designInstructor’s Biography: Karen LiVecchi is a retired teacher who has taught Computer Science in the East Moriches Public Schools, as well as adult computer classes, for 25 years. She has a Masters in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook. Over the years Karen has acquired extensive training and leadership expertise in education through various teacher enhancement programs. She has developed and taught several in-service courses for the Teacher Center of the Western Hamptons.

Karen has been a quilter for nine years. She especially enjoys working with traditional patterns. She also enjoys designing and sewing to-scale miniature quilts using Electric Quilt software. Karen teaches quilting workshops for the Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild. As Second Vice President, she also oversees the Members Teaching Members program, which offers workshops taught by Guild members, and has taught a “teacher prep” workshop to assist members in planning and running a quilting workshop. She has attended several quilting weekends at Frost Valley YMCA and continues to take various quilting workshops to build and hone her skills. Karen keeps up with new trends by subscribing to different quilting magazines, collecting new quilting books, and attending quilt shows. Karen considers herself a life-long learner.

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