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Virtual Workshop – One Snip Stars for Quilters

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Did you know that Betsy Ross created the 5 pointed stars on the flag with a clever fold and just one snip of her scissors?

Learn how to perform this bit of fabric magic yourself in this hands-on online workshop with master quilter Lauren Kingsland.  Cut and sew the stars into a pieced wall quilt.  This project is inspired by Ms. Kingsland’s 2020 quilt Why I Vote, which includes hand-written messages and is featured in the exhibit Quilts and the Stories They Tell. Participants will learn ways to write on fabric on their own piece.


  • 6 or more – 5” squares of quilt weight cotton fabric – assorted colors
  • 1 or 2 -2 1/2” strips of striped fabric
  • Several – 5” squares white or muslin fabric with freezer paper ironed onto the back for messages
  • Optional quilt backing and batting to finish your project


  • Needles, pins, and thread
  • Thin perle cotton
  • Sharp scissors
  • Permanent gel pen

Lauren Kingsland is celebrated for her colorful quilts filled with richly varied fabrics, symmetrical motifs, and repurposed materials. Her business “Custom Quilts Studio” has created more than a hundred commissions for clients from their collections of treasured garments. She teaches workshops throughout the country for various venues including the Smithsonian Associates and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Registration is required. You will receive a link to the virtual meeting with your registration confirmation email. You must be opted in to receive SSM emails to receive the confirmation. 

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