The Naturally Dyed Quilt: July-August Program

by Hillfolk


Saturday, July 13th. 2024: How to Naturally Dye Yardage dye your fabric 

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 20th. 2024: Sewing Machine Basics & Quilt Design sew your first quilt block

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 27th. 2024: Piecing & Blocking a Quilt on the machine

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 3rd. 2024: Batting, Basting & Hand Quilting off the machine

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 10th. 2024: Binding & Finishing Techniques on & off the machine

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Join local artist, long time quilter and craft educator Olivia Mae Clanton (@olliesmae) on this journey in creating a handmade Quilt, from dyeing to finishing. Throughout the months of July and August, meeting Saturdays, Olivia will teach students how to successfully dye, design, peice, block, sew, baste, quilt and bind a modern naturally dyed quilt from start to finish. 

Students will learn all the traditional techniques of quilting and strengthen their technical sewing skills as well as hone their eye for design and color theory. Each student will make their own Log Cabin block, 9 Patch block, Half Square Triangle block, Courthouse Steps block, Sewing Curves and Sawtooth Star block.

By the end of the program, students will have created their own quilt from start to finish, build confidence, self-reliance and autonomy on the sewing machine. 

Workshop requirements: 

1) Students must have their own working sewing machine + appropriate thread to take this course. You are not required to know how to sew to take the course.

2) Students should bring at least 4 yards of fabric of their choosing (brownie points for up-cycling old clothing, sheets and other textiles)

3) It is highly encouraged- but not required- for students to bring their general sewing kits, quilting ruler, safety pins and notebook. 

All other required materials for this workshop are provided including cotton batting, scrap fabric, rotary cutters, cutting mats, tape, sashiko thread, needles and 16 hours of expert instruction.

This workshop is suited for sewing beginners: teenagers to adults. Not suitable for children unless you want to bring your kiddo in to assist you in stitching!

Light snacks and refreshments provided, please bring something more substantial if needed.

Please direct questions for this program to the instructor at

Students receive an 18% discount on all store items day of class.

Contact Olivia Clanton, studio manager directly for questions

CLASS POLICIES: For cancellations, or to switch a date, we require 72 hours notice before the start of your class in order to receive a refund or store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a refund OR store credit if you are within the 72 hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch a date and the 72 hour deadline has not passed, please email us at to do so and we are happy to help.