By September 29, 2017 Read More →

Interested in Learning to Quilt? ……

Here’s your chance.

 

by Kathy Foster

 

The Wausau Senior quilters meet at the Wausau Town Hall every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and if you are interested in learning the technique of quilting you are invited to join them.

 

Quilting is described as the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a quilt or quilted garment. Typically quilting is done with three layers: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material, but many different styles are adopted.

 

The process of quilting uses a needle and thread to join two or more layers of material to make a quilt. The quilter’s hand or sewing machine passes the needle and thread through all layers and then brings the needle back up. The process is repeated across the entire area where quilting is wanted. Rocking, straight or running stitches are commonly used with these stitches being purely functional or decorative. Quilting is done to create bedspreads, art quilt wall hangings, clothing, and a variety of textile products. Quilting can make a project thick, or with dense quilting, can raise one area so that another stands out.

 

The whole process of creating a quilt or quilted garment also involves other steps such as designing, piecing, appliqué, and binding. A person who works at quilting is termed a quilter. Quilting can be done by hand, via a sewing machine, or by a specialized longarm quilting system.

 

Quilt stores often sell fabric, thread, patterns and other goods that are used for quilting. They often have group sewing and quilting classes where one can learn how to sew or quilt.

 

The Wausau quilters group dates back many years and members have their own history of creating beautiful hand-me-downs, some bringing big bucks at Wausau’s Annual Fun Day festivities.

 

Currently, the group has 10-12 members but is open to new members coming in at any time.

 

Interested in learning something new?  Stop by the Wausau Town Hall any Tuesday and join the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

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