May
02
Wednesday

*Surrounded By Scraps-class 3 of 3

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Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Teacher: Charlotte Hawkes

1st Wednesday for 3 months, starting March 7th,  10:00 - 3:00
On October 17, 1777, British General John Burgoyne was surrounded and surrendered in the Battle of Saratoga.  This was said to be the turning point of the American Revolution.  The Burgoyne Surrounded quilt pattern symbolically represents the event of the Americans circling around the British and breaking through the British lines.  “Surrounded by Scraps: is an adaptation of this old traditional pattern.  So….gather ALL your scraps and make this beautiful quilt designed by Charlotte Hawkes. You can use background scraps-  choose light or dark- as long as the background scraps have the same value.  As Charlotte says, ” the scrappier, the better.” Charlotte puts every kind of scrap in her quilts, from 30’s to Christmas, to juvenile to reproduction, florals, etc. (I don’t know if you are aware that Charlotte is known as “The Scrap Queen.”)  You can choose the size from couch to queen.