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History Close to Home: A MoD CraftLab Quilting Workshop

This program requires registration
4 spaces available

Are you looking to start a new hobby or craving a creative outlet? Museum of Darien and Darien Library are excited to offer a five-session quilting workshop.

During this series, Textile Artist, Meg Mooar will walk us through the steps to create a unique sampler quilt featuring four traditional patterns: nine patch, half-square triangle, log cabin, and pinwheel.

Learn how to accurately measure, cut and sew. We will also explore how to select fabrics and combine colors. Each week, we will share our creations, ask questions, and build on our skills!

These hour-long workshops will take place on five consecutive Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., starting March 23. Kits cost $65 and include fabric, batting and a list of items needed to participate. Please note: a sewing machine is required for this workshop.

Once you've registered, visit the Museum of Darien, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, to pay the $65 workshop fee and pick up your Quilting Kit.

The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and by appointment. Call the Museum at 203.655.9233 for details, or to arrange an appointment.

We will share a link with you prior to the workshops. Happy Sewing!

About Meg Mooar

Meg Mooar began making quilts during the nation's bicentennial, in 1976. With no instruction for guidance, she designed her own patterns on graph paper and glued templates to cereal box cardboard. Quilting cottons were scarce but she made it work. Eventually she joined a guild, took classes, subscribed to magazines and bought books as they became available.

Over the years Meg has won ribbons in shows large and small and wrote a series of articles for Miniature Quilts magazine. For four years she taught quilting classes for Stamford Continuing Education as well as for area quilt shops.

She loves everything about this all-American craft! Selecting fabric, creating a design, the sound of the machine and the feel of the thread stitching the quilt together. But the best part of being a quilt maker is the inclusive, collaborative community.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with a link to join the meeting prior to the workshop.

*This photo depicts the four designs that Meg will be teaching, please note the colors and fabrics in this image differ from the ones provided in the kit.

This program has multiple sessions

Please check your schedule to ensure you can attend all the listed sessions.

Session 1:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 2:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 3:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 4:
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 5:
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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