Seminole Strategies

Seminole quilting originated from the Seminole patchwork used for clothing by southeastern Seminole Native Americans. In the late 1800s it was a long trip from the Everglades to trade for cotton cloth so women began sewing strips made from the fabric left on the end of the bolts to make what was know as “strip clothing”. The sewing machine became available to these women around the end of the 19th century making it possible to use much smaller strips. Seminole designs grew to become even more elaborate and complex. Seminole patchwork was usually used for traditional dress including the women’s long full skirts and big patchwork shirts worn by the men. Even today these garments are worn for special occasions. These beautiful Seminole patchwork patterns eventually become popular in quilt making as well.

Seminole piecing in quilting can lead to beautiful, often elaborate designs. Cherie will teach you how to make the quilting piece more intricate by simply changing the design of one block. 

Cost: $ 15.00
Materials Included:No pattern required
Instructor Name:Cherie Troester
Instructor Bio:Cherie Troester