Archive for May 26th, 2011

Announcement for Quilt Making Class at ARTWORKS Trenton

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Kate Graves

Fine Art:

Quilt Website:


215 337-9399


Artist Biography


My mission is to make objects of beauty and utility.  As a teacher my role is to guide students in the process of designing and fabricating work that reflects their individuality and creativity. My fabric collection has grown over 20 years to include hundreds of materials that each have a story.  Adaptive reuse of Hawaiian shirts, batik skirts, and gifts from friends and family make my collection unique, a woven library of color and pattern.  The process of collecting fabrics, sharing stories while sewing, and making something meaningful is what keeps this tradition alive for me, and I enjoy sharing what I have learned along the way.


Course Schedule:


SIX CLASSES:             Mondays from 7-9

                                    June 6,13,20,27

                                    July 11,18


ENROLLMENT:            $125 for six classes           

5-person minimum, 10 people maximum


Course Description:


Using simple techniques, the process of making a quilt is broken down into steps. Each student is encouraged to design and build a project individually, with support and guidance in technique and fabric selection. Demonstrations and sharing of design resources will help each student to understand the most effective way to move forward in realization of a quilt.  Prospective students are welcome to contact the teacher with any questions about the class at  


Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Beginning on Friday May 13 at the Mercer County Teen Arts Festival, a quilt made of 169 squares will be constructed in time for Art All Night Trenton 2011.  Over 40 teens participated in the process of stencil pattern making, tracing and painting individual 4″ squares with the number 13.  More to come about the progress of this collaborative effort!


Photo by Frank Jacobs