Secrets of the Sea: Crazy Quilting Odyssey with Marion Speers

  • 05 Nov 2023
  • 19 Nov 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 05 Nov 2023, 1:30 PM 5:30 PM (HST)
  • 19 Nov 2023, 1:30 PM 5:30 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 8



Register Online Now through November 3, 2023.

Join us for Secrets of the Sea: Crazy Quilting Odyssey with Marion Speers

Enjoy embellishing a patchwork block with ocean themed stitches, shells, beads, buttons and silk ribbons. Review  basic embroidery stitches prior to using a layering technique to add matte, silk, or metallic threads, beads, buttons, charms, silk ribbon, and found objects related to an ocean theme.

We will explore attachment of objects to the piece, and create free standing netting to hold pearls, beach glass small pebbles etc. If you have any such treasures at home and want to use them, please bring to class. The instructor will also discuss and demonstrate patchwork construction. 

This project may be finished as a wall hanging, a box top treatment or inclusion into a larger piece.

Some experience with embroidery stitches, and using embroidery and beading needles, will be helpful for this class.

There will be a $25 supply fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Supplies include a completed patchwork block, threads, beads, buttons, shells, charm, and instructions,

What to bring:

  • $25 supply fee
  • bring small scissors 
  • pins 
  • small container for beads

Instructor Bio

Marion has been embroidering since a little girl learning from her grandmother. Forgotten for decades, she became interested in the crazy-quilting surge about twenty years ago and continues to this day. She has exhibited in France, Canada and locally in Hawaiʻi in galleries and quilt shows. Her artwork includes items such as teddy-bears, tea cozies, Christmas Stockings, wall hangings and large quilts. Marion is a Physical Therapist by day and quilter after hours.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability. We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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