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Secret Poem Quilts Workshop

Abrams Claghorn Shop

Regular price $100.00 Sale

Sunday May 26, 2024 1–4pm

Learn to make a "secret quilt" with Cordy and leave with a pillow-case sized piece you can install in a window or lightbox. We will start with a poetry exploration of Palestinian poet Naomi Shihab Nye and then we will choose text that we want placed inside the batting of our quilts.

We will then learn a series of hand-stitching and embellishment processes for you to complete your piece. You can work on it further at home or with a second quilting drop-in session with the artist.

You will also have the chance to sign up for a followup session to learn how to make the wooden light boxes that allow you to activate your quilt. Follow-up sessions will be arranged directly with the artist to coordinate schedules. All materials provided! Bring special fabrics, threads, needles if you'd like but we've got you covered. No experience needed with quilting. 

Price: $60-100 sliding scale. Additional $25 to come to follow up quilting or lightbox construction hours. Materials included in this fee. 50% of your fee will be donated directly to Gazan Gofundmes.


Cordy Joan (they/them) is a quilter and dyer living in the East Bay. They teach and learn with young people, particularly queer and trans teens. They are drawn to the crossover between quilts and poetry and love to swim.

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Workshops are fully refundable up to two weeks prior to workshop date. No Refunds within 14 days of the workshop date.

Force Majeure: No refunds due to cancellation of a workshop or event due conditions beyond our control, ie. weather, earthquake, or other natural disasters. Refunds are given at the discretion of Abrams Claghorn.