Hand Stitching & Quilting
with Jenn Noble Shepherd

March 2021

The tradition of piecing and quilting by hand runs deep in Appalachia. Creating a beautiful and useful quilt from the small bits of fabric one had on hand showcases the creativity and ingenuity that defines Appalachian life. Jenn will guide you through the process of designing, piecing, and quilting an heirloom of your very own. 
This class will last for 4 weeks and will be held on Wednesday nights beginning on March 10th on a LiveStream.
Fabric Kit ($80) | or choose your own fabric
3 yards for backing
10 fat quarters of various prints
1 1/2 yards of a solid color
1/2 yard for binding. 
Non-Fabric Tools and Materials Kit List ($45)
-Self healing mat
-At least a 6×10 acrylic quilter’s ruler
-Rotary cutter
-40 weight thread of any color. It depends on the color of the fabric choice but I usually work with a grey/slate because it blends well with most colors and tends to be more “invisible”
-Wonder clips
-Twin size batting
-Quilt basting spray (optional)
-Sandwich bags
Support local businesses by shopping for your supplies at Appalachian Quilts & Crafts in Hazard, KY! For your convenience, they will have kits available for purchase with everything you need for the class. We will arrange with you after purchase to pick up or have the kit shipped. 

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Meet your instructor

Jenn Noble Shepherd, living and creating in Hazard, Kentucky is a proud Appalachian artist.

Jenn finds inspiration from living in and exploring the Southeastern Appalachian Mountains, which has influenced her creative style and process. She is also inspired and motivated by the many Appalachian artists who continue the work and teach the skills and techniques found in the region…the chair makers, quilters, potters and wood workers to name a few. She has a deep passion for helping keep these crafts alive. She specializes in mixed media painting, but equally enjoys basketmaking, quilting, wood carving and any craft she has the opportunity to learn.

Jenn has nearly ten years experience in teaching various mediums in the classroom and her community, and she has been creating art for most of her life. Her earliest memory of dreaming of an artists life was at the age of seven. Her work has been shown at the Mountain Arts Center, Appalachian Artisan Center, Appalshop, and is on the cover of two published books.

When people see Jenn’s work, her hope is that they remember the region in which she lives is full of magic and gifted makers, and that it’s important to make sure heritage continues to live through art.