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Learn the art of improvisational, a.k.a. crumb, quilting at Canton Public Library with the help of Dawn Zillich, The Stitching Coach. Patrons will make unique quilt blocks or finished bookmarks during this 2-hour program. New and experienced sewers, ages 10 and up are welcome. While no quilting experience is necessary, patrons should know how to use a sewing machine. Resources and supplies will be available for patrons to use during class but a supply list will be sent for anyone wanting to bring their own materials. For teens and tweens entering grade 5 and up. Registration is required. Space is limited.
High school librarian by day, crafter for life. Bristol-based Dawn Zillich, aka The Stitching Coach, is an award-winning embroider, quilter, and knitter. An avid stitcher since 1983, she became a paid instructor in 2014 when a librarian asked her to teach a class. She advises a high school sewing club, volunteers with the Simsbury Chapter of Days for Girls, is certified by BurdaStyle and The Knitting Guild Association as an instructor, and member of the American Quilter’s Society and The Knitting Guild Association. She is passionate about all needle arts and ready to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.