Cloth, Needle And Stitch: A Keeper’s Quilt

June 14, 2020 – June 20, 2020

Helen Geglio

During this workshop students will explore contemporary ways to consider stitched layers of cloth, using an improvisational approach to making art from the textile detritus of everyday life. The focus will be on rediscovering the pleasures and potential of hand stitching and working with a direct, collage-like process. Students will sample different materials and techniques, then move on to create a hand-quilted artwork using the textile legacy of their own lives. This is the opportunity to turn all the special fabric scraps, vintage linens and precious worn clothing you have been saving into a highly personal, contemporary quilted piece. Open to all skill levels.


Helen Geglio is an artist and cloth keeper who lives in South Bend, Indiana. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. Geglio works in fiber, creating quilted works with bits and pieces of abandoned domestic textiles. Her work has been exhibited at Quilt National, Quilt Visions, Artist as Quiltmaker, Quilts=Art=Quilts, SDA Beyond the Surface, and at Arrowmont’s Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery.

Helen Geglio

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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