Tiny Quilt Workshop with Sara Buscaglia of Farm & Folk

Dates: Saturday, May 18 9am-4pm & Sunday, May 19 9am-12pm
Sale price$250.00
In stock (7 units), ready for purchase


We are pleased to announce that Sara Buscaglia, the creator of Farm & Folk will be teaching a workshop in Columbus May 17-19, 2024! Sara is an artist, organic farmer and author of the book Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy. She designs beautiful naturally dyed quilts that are often made from colors she grows on her Colorado farm. Join us for all or part of this three day experience including a book signing, a shopping social, an inspiring natural dye demo, and a two-day hand stitched quilting retreat.

Workshop overview

In this 2-day retreat we will make hand-stitched tiny quilts. Students will learn the basic quilt making skills required to make a tiny quilt from scratch including how to design, piece, assemble, hand quilt with expressive stitches, and how to finish the piece with a mitered corner binding. 

Day 1:

On day one we will learn how to design an improv style tiny quilt from the fabrics that will be naturally dyed on Friday during the demo. Sara will also bring naturally dyed scraps from her personal stash for students to work with. Students will learn how to piece the scraps in an improv style and hand stitch a front and back for their tiny quilts. 

Day 2:

On day two students will learn how to make a quilt sandwich, and how to hand quilt their pieces with their choice of thread, stitching styles and techniques that Sara will share. Students will also learn how to finish their quilts with a double-fold binding. 

Sara will offer expert support and instruction, and students will work at their own pace depending on their experience level in this retreat-style workshop. For this reason, it is possible that not everyone will leave with a completed piece, but everyone will leave with the confidence and skill necessary to finish their quilt and/or create more quilts at home. 

Workshop details
The workshop location is at Sew to Speak, 752 High St. 43214

Workshop hours are 9-4 Saturday with a 1 hour lunch break and 9-12 Sunday

Food & Drink

Please bring your own mug for hot drinks and a water bottle (but we will have plenty on hand if you forget or are flying). 

We will supply hot tea and coffee, water, and snacks both days. There are many nearby restaurants, and we can plan together to order lunch (at your own expense) on Saturday.

Tools and notions to bring
We encourage you to bring

  • A small cutting mat and rotary cutter + ruler
  • Scissors, thread snips
  • Straight pins

All of these items will also be available in the shop, so no worries at all if you forget or are unable to travel with these items

Each student must bring the following materials: (students are also able to purchase the items on this list as a kit from the instructor, including her hand dyed fabrics and thread, for $100. If you wish to purchase your kit from the instructor please call the shop)

1 yard (can be 4 fat quarters) of fabrics
1 12" x 12" piece of cotton quilt batting
1 20m skein of undyed sashiko thread
1 20m skein of naturally dyed sashiko thread
6 safety pins for basting
1 embroidery needle size #5
1 thimble
1 hand piecing needle size #9
1 spool of cotton thread for piecing

Cancellations and refunds

Due to the planning and travel involved, all sales are final and we cannot offer refunds once you have purchased the workshop. You are welcome to find a replacement on your own if your plans change. In that case please let us know so that we can add that participant to our email communication prior to the workshop. Thank you for your understanding.

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