My EGA Chapter is sponsoring this event..... I have not included the Registration form but if anyone is interested, please let me know.
ILLINOIS STATE DAY The Underground Railroad Quilts By Eileen Bennett
SPONSORED BY THE WINDY CITY CHAPTER – EMBROIDERY GUILD OF AMERICA GREAT LAKES REGION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2009 - Registration 8:30 AM
Teaching site: NOBLE-SEYMOUR-CRYPIN HOUSE 5624, NORTH NEWARK AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Teacher: Eileen BennettMax: 60 StudentsLevel: Beginner / IntermediateDescription: Exclusive Teaching Design
Price: $120.00 FEE - FEE INCLUDES LUNCH AND SNACKS SEND FEE TO KATHY ZMICH (KZMICH@COVAD.NET)
"Conceal and yet reveal" ....the story of the Underground Railroad is told in simple quilt patterns on 32ct Tan linen. The patterns were roadmaps helping slaves to flee north to their freedom. The displayed quilt was a message to pack provisions for the journey, paths to follow, how to dress for Concealment and to identify a 'safe house'. Eleven miniature 'freedom quilts' will be included and the traditions of these designs will be shared as you work. You may work in simple crosses or take a 'step beyond' with a variety of decorative stitches as done on the model. Hemstitching as a finishing technique is included during class time. Kit includes: 24" x 55" linen, DMC fibers, #24 needle, 11 quilt charts, stitch diagrams, instructions, photo, washing instructions.Bibliography Lecture: included with class. Sign up and join Eileen beginning this wonderful journey into the Underground Railroad. Bring