ECON 27
Quilting Inspired by Gee's Bend Winter 2022

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Quilting as an art form is present in many communities, but residents of Gee’s Bend, Alabama are recognized for their very distinctive quilting style. In this hands-on class students will learn the basics of quilt-making, inspired by the designs and techniques used in Gee’s Bend. The course will involve field trips to a local quilt store, instruction in techniques such as improvisational piecing, and creation of an original art quilt. Students should expect to spend a significant amount of time designing and sewing outside of class hours. The course will culminate with a public exhibition of students’ quilts. No previous sewing experience required.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation; presentation of finished quilts
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: statement of interest
Unit Notes: Chris LaLumia is a life-long quilter and retired teacher. She taught one of her daughters to be an award-winning art quilter. Her other daughter is an economics professor at Williams College.
Materials/Lab Fee: $150

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