Basting Day with the Farmington Valley Quilters

quilt3On Saturday, May 11, 2013, members of the community are invited to drop in on the Farmington Valley Quilters to see what quilting and hand basting are all about. This event will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

The Farmington Valley Quilters will set up frames for different quilts and invite you to drop in to watch, learn, and ask questions about the fine art of hand basting a full quilt. Why is basting important? Basting is the joining of the three layers of a quilt to sandwich all the pieces together before beginning the actual quilting. Proper alignment of the three layers is necessary to bind them together and prevent shifting during the quilting process. If a quilt is not basted properly and the layers do shift, you will end up with a lopsided mess in the end!

This event is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested is free to drop in at any time between 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Please call 860-673-6791 for more information or visit the library’s web site at 

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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