Siddi Quilt Workshop
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Siddi Quilt Workshop



The Siddi people, from the Bantu people of Africa, were brought to India by Portuguese slavers.
They now make up an Indo -African tribal community. Using worn out saris, thread and needles,
The Siddi make quilts distinctive quilts. Called Kawandi quilts, they are made completely by
hand, without pins, irons or embroidery hoops . Construction starts at the outside edges and
fabrics are added while working towards the center. They can be large or small, and are
traditionally made from old saris.

Instructor Pamela Schmidt
Supplies:
_____ Paper and pencil or pen for taking notes.
_____ Good fabric cutting scissors (not just clipping scissors)
_____ Scraps 2.5 inches x 5 inches or bigger for a small fat quarter size project.
______A fat quarter to use for backing, BATIKS NOT RECOMMENDED for this class. They are
very hard to hand piece on smaller projects.
_____Small piece of cotton thin batting 17 inches x 21inhes
_____ Needle: Size 12 Crewel needles (these needles are sharp and have a large eye to allow
threading of the thicker threads)
_____ White Thread Options
If you have it: White Sashiko thread
OR Perle cotton size 8
OR Size 12 thread
____ Thimble if you use one.

* Round Hill Arts Center-35246 Harry Byrd Hwy Round Hill, VA 20141-3200


Instructor: Pamela Schmidt
Instructor Bio: Pamela Schmidt has been sewing since she was 10 years old, and quilting for 20 years. She is a self-taught quilter, knitter, embroiderer, and sewist, and happiest when she has a needle and thread in her hands. Pamela has taught sewing and embroidery to homeschool groups, friends, high school students, and a small quilting cooperative in Malawi, East Africa. She considers herself a Community Builder, using thread and needle to create warmth and friendships.
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