*New* Western Auto Quilt Workshop

Did you know that the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is holding a silent auction to benefit The Sewing Labs and Once We Were Refugees? You can find out more about it here. The quilts are donated by members of the participating guild. When I heard about it, I knew I wanted to help out. I decided that I wanted to make a quilt that centered around Kansas City, so I went with the newly renovated Western Auto sign.

It’s been getting a lot of love, so now it is being offered as a 3 hour workshop at the festival on Friday, Jun 14 starting at 3pm. You can find more information here. The workshop will teach you all about foundation paper piecing, some tips and tricks, fabric selection and quilting. It will be available in 24″ and 36″ versions.

Read on to find out more about the quilt.

I designed this quilt in 4″ tiles, each tile is foundation paper pieced. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not the biggest fan of paper piecing – I don’t mind the process, it’s the repetitive-ness of it that I don’t enjoy. Well, not much is repetitive in this quilt so I really enjoyed making it.

I posted my progress on Instagram as I went (@hadleystreetquilts). Sifting through my scraps of blues and grays was fun – there are a lot of quilty memories in those scraps.

It came together faster than I thought it would. I usually made 5-6 blocks at a time.

I think I’m going to have to made another one! If you can’t make the workshop, the pattern will be available in our Everyday Stitches booth at the Festival! Hope to see you there!

4 thoughts on “*New* Western Auto Quilt Workshop

  1. I can’t make the workshop as I will be attending another lecture during that exact time period. I will be looking for the pattern in your booth!

  2. I love this quilt! I am a former Western Auto Home Office employee and a quilter. I know others would love to see this. I toured the lofts when they were first built as guests of the architects, we were the last few enployees left. They wanted to know what we thought of them and we approved! I love seeing the sign lit up at night! Thanks for making this and sharing it.

    • That’s great. I’ve heard so many Western Auto stories since I made the quilt! I love how attached people are/were to the company. Thank you for the comment.

  3. Trisch, I posted this to the Western Auto Alumni website and everyone loved your quilt! Can’t wait to purchase your pattern…thanks for creating such a meaningful piece for former WA employees!

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