Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion launched its workshop series in 2008. Each workshop focuses on one craft or pastime popular in the 19th century. Crafts or topics of past workshops include crazy quilting, hexagon quits, yo yo quilts, botanical watercolors, Victorian Valentines, applique techniques, writing inspirations, and faux finishes. Instructors are experts in their field with the ability to give clear instruction. All skill levels are welcome. Enrollment in workshops is limited to 12. Each person receives individual instruction.

Crazy Quilting

with Ivonne Fitzsimmons

Creating crazy quilts was a popular pastime during the Victorian era.  Join instructor Ivonne Fitzsimmons to learn embroidery and beading techniques—hallmarks of crazy quilting. Kit included. Please bring sewing scissors.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $30, Member cost: $25 Become a member

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Pysanky Workshop - Ukrainian Easter Eggs

with Wendy Hallstrom

Pysanky are the beautiful, elaborate Easter eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. Learning this ancient technique for decorating Easter eggs is actually easy. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of a raw egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes.  We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home.  Join us to make your own little heirloom – it’s a lot of fun, and the results will impress your family and friends!

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $40 – Cost includes $10 materials feel.

Member cost: $35 Become a member

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