Quilting class in Andes this Saturday


Andes — Lesley Gray of Andes, a veteran quilter and teacher of quilting, will lead a class at The Hunting Tavern Museum at 288 Main Street, Andes on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grey asserts that “with hands-on guidance and clear direction, the mystery of fine needle turn hand appliqué will be conquered!” The class will guide the student through the steps necessary to successfully complete a 14-inch Indiana Rose block, in the process covering stitching techniques such as marking the background fabric for placement of motifs, creating smooth inside and outside curves, obtaining sharp inside and outside points and achieving totally round circles.
Gray as a member of local and international quilt guilds, has served in many official capacities. As both a student and teacher, she has studied with over 40 of the best known quilt professionals. Her capabilities at organizing the plethora of details of a project as well as communicating clearly the details of her craft and her passion for the quilting arts, combine to make her a sought-after teacher.
While living in Illinois, Gray served on the Illinois Quilt Research Project Board. The result of their research led to the publication of a book, History from the Heart: Quilt Paths Across Illinois, and an exhibit at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. Gray also served as the state coordinator for the ABC Quilt Project, gathering over 3,000 quilts to be sent around the state, the U.S. and Romania, to bring comfort to babies diagnosed with HIV.
It is important for participants to pre-register by calling Lesley Gray at 676-3290. She will provide a supply list at this time. A fee of $20 (check made payable to the Andes Society for History and Culture) will be charged. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.