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“Slab” Quilts with Cheryl Arkison – Quilts for Everyday Heroes

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This is a focused workshop on the Slab Technique from Sunday Morning Quilts, co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg. Slabs are what refer to as the “fabric” made from joining scraps together. It is an improvisational piecing technique that results in unique slabs of fabric that can be used in many ways. The class includes scrap sorting discussions and play as well as detailed instructions on making a slab. Students will then work to make additional slabs, practicing the technique.

During this class we will be making quilt blocks to donate to an organization called Quilts for Everyday Heroes   https://www.quilts4everydayheroes.com/

Quilts for Everyday Heroes is an organization that appreciates and recognizes first responders for putting themselves into emotionally challenging and dangerous situations daily.  We hope  to wrap those first responders who are battling with PTSD and depression in a handmade quilt to let them know that we are aware of the struggle that comes from their determination to make our world a safe place.

The “Slab” technique by Cheryl Arkison is a great block for charity quilts, so this is a great opportunity to learn a new technique, spend the day sewing with friends, use up some scraps while you support a amazing cause!! Please feel free to continue to make blocks at home to donate.  Quilts 4 Everyday Heros would also appreciate fabric for backing and people to longarm finished tops. More information will be provided during class.

Class fee: $50 (to cover instructor fees, profits to be donated to Quilts for Everyday Heroes)

Date:  Monday, April 20, 2020  10am – 4pm


Please bring a variety of gender neutral fabrics (scraps are perfect)

Sewing Machine

Basic sewings supplies (pins, scissors thread etc)



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April 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bow Bench Retreat
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