Quilt design and quilt-making are among the most treasured of American Craft traditions. Their imaginative designs range from the more traditional (log cabin, patchwork, double-ring patterns) to the unique creations of the women of Gee’s Bend, or the imaginative variations designed by contemporary quilt makers. It is a tradition that embraces wonderful social aspects as well: the gatherings or “quilting bees” where quilters meet to collaborate on the making of a quilt, not to mention the functional useof quilts bringing comfort to one’s home. In this class, you will discover how these beautiful designs can be created from paper to display as wall art. You may decide to use a time-tested traditional pattern or to design a pattern of your own. Using your template as “pattern pieces”, you will have the fun of selecting decorative papers, magazine or catalog cuttings, or even type samples, that can be used in imaginative combinations. After creating a 12” square, you will be able to repeat the process as many times as you’d like to create a wall decoration.