Class on technique used in soldier's quilt

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2002

Juneau quilter MaryAnn Vaughan will lead a quilting class to help students create modern versions of the intricate "Soldier's Quilt" on display at the Alaska State Museum.

The class will be offered three consecutive Sundays, March 2, 9 and 16 at the state museum. The class is free, but quilters must bring their own materials. Class size is limited to 15; to register and obtain the supplies list call 465-2901. Students should have a working knowledge of basic piecing, rotary cutting and sewing.

The quilt that inspired the class was made by Civil War veteran Jewett Washington Curtis, who pieced together tens of thousands of tiny squares to create the quilt. Vaughan has created a pattern that simplifies the technique for demonstration. Students will recreate the unusual six-sided star that is the centerpiece of Curtis' quilt.

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