Enriching lives through art and craft

Cloth, Needle, and Stitch: A Keeper’s Quilt

June 6 - 11, 2021

Helen Geglio  ·  helengeglio.com

Workshop at a glance

Rediscover the pleasure and potential of hand stitching and use some of your own legacy textiles in a personal quilted piece.


  • Working with fabric and textiles in layers
  • Embroidery and quilting techniques


  • Embroidery threads, crochet cotton, floss, perle cotton, and darning cotton
  • Fabric, lace, trims, yarn, and reused textiles


  • Contemporary ways of stitching cloth and quilting
  • Personal textile art with reused fabrics

Artist Bio

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.
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Workshop Description

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. Participants 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 your 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.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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