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Libs Elliott Embrace the Chaos Workshop

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | $145

Using only paper and pencils – no computers required! – Participants walk through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language that Libs uses to generate her quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout – no two Chaos Quilts are the same!

As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with their own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.

Teacher: Libs Elliott of www.libselliott.com
Skill Level: All. Must know how to use a sewing machine, rotary cut, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

This class meets from 12-6pm on the following dates:
Friday, March 8th


CLASS SUPPLY LIST (all supplies except colored pencils/markers available for purchase at Gotham Quilts)
Using a series of worksheets and fun exercises (not the sweaty kind!), we’ll be drafting random quilt designs in class, then bringing them to life. The finished quilt tops will be 30”x30”. I suggest bringing a total of at least 2 yards of fabric (or 8-10 Fat Quarters), in a variety of 5 – 10 different prints/solids that you love and would like to see together in a quilt. Go as simple or wild as you like! For fabric inspiration, look up #rebelquilt on Instagram as the quilts we’ll be drafting will be similar in style.

• Pencil crayons or colored markers – we’ll use these to color our quilt designs
• Pencil
• Straight pins
• Scissors
• Rotary cutter
• 6”x24” or 6”x12” quilting ruler

Cutting mats, sewing machines, neutral thread and iron will be provided for use in the classroom.


March 8
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Gotham Quilts Store
40 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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(212) 220-3958


Libs Elliott

Class cancellation policy:

If you need to cancel or reschedule your class registration, we are happy to accommodate changes made at least 3 days before the start of your class. You can choose a different class session or receive a store credit towards a future class registration. Please call us at 212-220-3958 or email us@gothamquilts.com to make the change. Please note that cancelations or changes within 3 days of the class date are not eligible for a credit or refund.