Monday, June 29, 2009
Paper Dolls is a popular class that involves a little fabric and a lot of imagination. Participants use improvisational techniques to make "dollies" from bits and scraps of fabric, each little person arriving in the world different than any other. A row of paper dolls holding hands across a quilt can be evocative of childhood, community, a chorus line or can simply be a fun signature for a child's bed quilt. The simpler the dolls, the faster the quilt top goes. Some folks go all out on personalizing their people, but may end up with only a pillow to show for the day's work.
A row of paper dolls can find a place in a row sampler quilt, or can be the focus of a theme quilt.