The Pine Cone quilt, also called a Pine Burr Quilt was a traditional southern African American quilt pattern that became popular in the 20th century. The “Pinecone Patchwork” derives its name from the overlapping design seen from the bottom of a long leaf pinecone. The pattern consists of a circular pattern of triangular fabric pointed towards the center. The finished quilts are very heavy and have very colorful designs.
In this three part class, students will learn basic elements of design and color, practice hand sewing, and develop a deeper appreciation for hand sewn full size quilts. The goal is to complete a 24×24 inch square using the folding fabric method making little triangles which will form a Pine Cone quilt sampler, seat covering, pillow top, or wall hanging. The class includes includes thread, base fabric and needles. Students are asked to bring scissors and 3 yards of assorted fabric.