Online Class

Re-Piecing the Past

Civil War Blocks Then & Now

Learn Kaye England's precise piecing methods and make 12 traditional blocks, inspired by the stories of strong women of the Civil War era.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kaye England
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

One of the biggest names in quilting comes to Craftsy! Quilter, author and teacher Kaye England brings her expertise in traditional quilting to this information-packed online Craftsy class. Kaye travels the world to teach her precise and efficient piecing methods, inspired by quilting traditions from around the world and the stories of strong women throughout history. Just like Kaye's in-person workshops, you'll be inspired, you'll learn a ton, and you'll have a lot of fun - all without leaving your home!gIn Re-Piecing the Past, you'll learn foundational piecing techniques as you work through 12 included block patterns, each with its own story to tell - from Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to "Battle Cry of Freedom," a song so popular it was sung on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

There's something in Kaye's class for every quilter from beginning to advanced. Don't wait for Kaye to come to your town - sign up for Re-Piecing the Past today!

What You'll Learn in Re-Piecing the Past:

* Why you should wait to press your quilt top until it's done

* How to "listen to your fabric"

* How to piece 12 original blocks, each with a Civil War story

* What's wrong with marking, pinning and pressing - and what to do instead

* How to make Kaye's signature offset block layouts

* New twists on half- and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, nine-patch blocks, and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet legendary quilter Kaye England and go over what you'll learn in this class.
2. Supplies
3. Remember Me & Sherman's March
4. Birds in the Air Block
5. Flying Geese
6. Union and Southern Pride
7. Harriet Beecher Stowe Block
8. Shiloh Block
9. Julia Ward Howe Block
10. Setting the Quilt

Taught by

Kaye England
Kaye England
Kaye is a quilter, fabric and pattern designer who has written 14 books. She is one of the best-known quilters and teachers in North America. Her reach extends from the fabric she designs for Wilmington Prints to the tools and block patterns available through her imprint, Kaye England Publications. She teaches and lectures about traditional quilting around the world and has appeared on HGTV's Simply Quilts and in the pages of quilting magazines.
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