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…along with the rest of the world! With workshops, trunk shows, sew-alongs and virtual visits for shopping, Cultured Expressions continues to evolve and adjust to the virtual world, and I have to say, it’s been pretty cool! Here’s the rundown as of November 2020, starting with on-demand workshops…

REGISTER NOW for these classes! You can also order fabric for the Ankara String Quilt or a Supply Kit that makes 3 of the pouches

GROUPD OFFERINGS: We’re also arranging LIVE online classes, sew-alongs and trunk shows via Zoom for guilds and informal groups. You’ll find details at SewcialDistance.com.

AND… You can shop the studio from the comfort of your home by booking a “Virtual Visit” using your choice of Zoom, Google Duo or WhatsApp. At the appointed time, we take you thru the studio via your cell phone, you make your selections, we take payment by phone (or send you a Paypal invoice) and a few days later, your package arrives! Book your Virtual Visit online here. Once you book, you can even invite a friend located in another city and shop together via Zoom!

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I hope everyone is coming thru the Big Freeze safely.  Once you get over tihe initial shock to the body, the cold air is rather invigorating, no? It’s said that tomorrow we’ll begin warming up, so consider joining us for one or two workshops tomorrow 9Saturday, February 2, 2019) here at the Studio:

12Noon – 2:30pm – Make an African Mosaic Zippered Pouch, learning not only the African Mosaic patchwork technique using 2″ squares of prints and batiks, but also my easy method for putting in a zipper!

 

3:00 – 6:00pm – The String Quilt was wildly popular on instagram and Facebook – now’s your chance to create your own…bing your own bundle of African print strips, or purchase an ABC bundle in class.

 

 

 

Also, if you haven’t yet, remember to enter your photo for our African Accents 20th Anniversary event. We’ve received some great entries so far  – Keep ’em coming!!

 

 

 

 

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Hey everyone!  Check out all of the Fabrigasmic African fabric and beads featured in our just-published  Nov/Dec/Jan workshop schedule!  Your favorite classes are joined by three new ones:  we’ve added String Quilts, Bordered Batik Panels, and Waistbeads, all inspired by our recent buying trip to Ghana!

Have you been to the Cultured Expressions studio yet?  Be sure to visit as we celebrate our 1st Anniversary, which is officially December 1 but will last all season long ; ).  If you’re traveling some distance, we can help you put together a complete overnight trip, including hotel choices, restaurants, and even a newly-opened yoga studio! And we’re just a 50-minute train ride to or from NYC.

We’re also booking private parties, sip-n-sews and events for the holiday season and beyond.  Details are on page 3 of the schedule – email us for details and dates!   Let us know if you have any questions — We look forward to seeing you…

DOWNLOAD the schedule here

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Lately I’ve been experimenting with piped sashing, or what I call dimensional sashing, where cording is inserted into a strip that is then sewn between two blocks.  It serves as the sashing between the two blocks.  To make it, place a strip of fusible web tape along the center of the wrong side of the sashing fabric. Then sandwich the cording off-center inside the fabric strip (fabric wrong sides together).  Fold fabric strip to encase both the cording and fusible tape.  Fuse the strip to enclose the cording.  Then pin the cording in between the joining seam of the two blocks.  Trim the piping seam allowance, then press to one side.   Fabrics shown are from Cultured Expressions: Jacquard Batik Strips and black/beige CE Border Fabric.

It’s an especially nice treatment along the outer edge of a quilt (between borders) to help a wall hanging to keep its shape.  Try it in handbags, too as an added support to seams.

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