Enriching lives through art and craft

Not Your Grandma’s Quilt

March 24 - 27, 2022

Melissa Everett  ·  melissaneverett.com

Workshop at a glance

Intuition is your guide through creating a small quilt of simple shapes that explores color and texture.


  • Ruler free cutting
  • Modular block design
  • Improvisation


  • Rotary cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Thread


  • Small wall hanging, or baby quilt
  • Fundamentals of quilt making

Artist Bio

Melissa Everett is a self-taught quilter and textile artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She began quilting in 2012 with the arrival of her first son. Her work has been included in national quilt shows including QuiltCon, a special exhibit of modern quilts for International Quilt Festival 2020 in Houston, Texas. Everett’s work has been featured in quilting magazines including Quiltfolk and at McGhee Tyson’s Arts in the Airport Spring 2018 and Spring 2019. Inspired by nature and her own spiritual journey, her work is energized by textures and organic shapes created by the human hand. By improvising shapes and cuts she creates works that convey beauty through the complexity of life.
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Workshop Description

In this class students will learn the traditions and practice the meditative process involved in quilt making. You will begin by collecting and curating a limited color palette. While utilizing the design wall, each participant will sew quilt blocks of repetitive shapes which will be modified, reworked, and exchanged throughout the class. Once your composition of modular blocks is sewn together, you will learn the process of machine quilting and machine binding your piece. All materials will be provided, and students will take home a completed quilt, along with the skills to continue exploring quilt making. Open to all skill levels, however familiarization with a sewing machine will be helpful.

COURSE FEE: $460  ·  materials list

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