Longer class session by popular demand!

This modern "quilt" workshop will change the way you look at cardboard forever! Discover a new and versatile approach to transform everyday waste materials into modern, modular sculptures. You will learn and experiment with basic hand-sewing skills, develop designs using quilting concepts, and finally find a use for all those plastic bags in your closet.


Level: All levels welcome

Free Motion: Kinetic Cardboard Quiltmaking; Mar 29; 12pm-5pm

How did you find out about this workshop?
  • Registration includes a fee of $10 to cover consumable materials.

    • Date and Time: Sunday, March 29, 12pm-5pm
    • Instructor: Helen O'Connor

    Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Helen O'Connor received her B.F.A. in Textile Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017. Helen has exhibited work in the Smithsonian Craft show in 2017, following her nomination for the Windgate Fellowship. 

    After graduation, Helen spent two years working as a Thermal Blanket contractor for spacecraft and aeronautic institutions. In this time she designed and fabricated one-of-a-kind thermal insulation for various missions, incorporating and expanding upon her knowledge of material research, flat pattern and 3D design. 

    Today, her work focuses on quilt and silk screen design with an emphasis on sustainable materials and practices. Cardboard and plastic bags, a recurring theme in Helen's work, are most commonly featured in her sculptures in an attempt to reimagine and challenge the context of a modern quilt. 

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Tuesday–Thursday 10am–9pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

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