Nancy Hind's Class 2013


Sulmona,  ITALY


Creative Composition = 
Quilt & Haiku

With Nancy Hinds

12th June to 18th June 2013

 Nancy Hinds


Nancy took a quilting class 33 years ago and hasn’t stopped stitching, collecting fabric, or learning since.   Her teaching career began when some of the mothers from her children’s daycare approached her about holding a class.   That first group met at her kitchen table…Nancy now teaches internationally and loves sharing her knowledge with others.  

With a wide range of experience, Nancy teaches everything from basic, traditional quilt piecing—even hand work!—to exciting, original fiber art.

Her vast knowledge of quilting has inspired students who come to her workshops to learn the techniques needed to create their quilt vision become a reality.  Her goal is to make each and every student find their full potential as a quilter and artist.  

 Supply List for Creative Composition Class:

Basic Sewing Supplies, such as safety pins, seam ripper, etc Large scissors, Rotary Cutter, Small pack of fusible web, Pressing sheet, Neutral Piecing thread, Quilting thread to coordinate with fabrics, Quilting thread to contrast with fabrics, Small low loft batting


1 yard multi color med/large print, ¼ yard of at least 4 fabrics that coordinate with print (these can be solids or small prints) 1 ½ yards backing (may be used in quilt front as well) ½ yard binding

NOTE…..students will not need rulers, since this technique is truly free form, including the outer edges of the quilt.  You also won’t need straight pins when you stitch using this spontaneous method of piecing!  



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 Creative Composition = 

Quilt & Haiku

With Nancy Hinds

Arrive 12th June  2013

Depart 18th June 2013

Registration deadline: 5th April 2013

I feel certain that this class is well adapted to the specific goals for the school.  Students can create a piece based on the colors of the region very easily.   Using photographs of  the surrounding countryside or just looking out the windows!, their fabrics will capture the look of the Abruzzo region

Class Description:

Combine the beauty and allure of Italy with Haiku poetry and fiber…then complete a one of a kind wall hanging, a keepsake of your journey to the Abruzzo region.  Using Nancy’s spontaneous composition method along with free form construction (cut first—design—stitch), students will create an original art quilt.  The theme of your piece will be enhanced by a simple Haiku, which will be incorporated into your fiber art.  Inspiration abounds in this idea filled workshop.

Class Outline:

Day 1…….Show and discuss instructor’s quilt

Discuss area highlights and inspiration—photos?

Define Haiku poetry and read examples

Discuss colors of the Abruzzo region and fabric choices

Demonstrate composition and free form piecing technique

Students create a small sample

Day 2……..Choose fabrics to be used in final piece

Cut fabrics-- start composition on design wall—begin piecing?

Discuss and critique spontaneous compositions

Demonstrate various ways to apply words to quilt top

Day 3……Construction of quilt

Trouble shooting compositions

Finish writing Haiku

Day 4…….Finish construction

Demonstration and discussion of quilting options

Begin quilting

Day 5……Finish quilting

Demonstrate binding options …..attach Binding

Discussion and critique

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 Here are some exciting examples of Nancy's artwork. 

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