Contemporary quilting class at Farnsworth

Posted March 25, 2011, at 10:37 p.m.

ROCKLAND — The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will present a quiltmaking class, Making Quilts Together, led by instructor Richard Caro. The class will meet 12:30-4:20 p.m. Sundays, April 3, 10 and 17, at the museum’s Gamble Education Center at the intersection of Grace and Union streets. It will enable students to become quiltmakers as they learn simple, effective techniques to make a quilt top with provided fabric and sewing tools.

Each student will be asked to read a different text, exploring topics such as quilt history, quilting subcultures and textiles in material culture, which the group then will discuss while sewing. The quiltmaking will be a communal project and will use elements of assemblage and collage to create patterns.

Instructor Richard Caro is a self-taught quilter and educator who enjoys assisting students in discovering new meanings in quilts and quilting. He has spoken on such topics as male quilters; online identity in social media; “cross-training” with materials, tools and techniques; and quilts as an archetypal art form.

The fee for this class is $136 for museum members, $160 others, and includes a $40 materials fee. Registration is limited to 12 students. For more information or to register, call 596-0949 or visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

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