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Audrey Hiers Featured in McCall’s Quilting

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 27, 2015

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

A big congratulations to Folk School instructor, Audrey Hiers, for her American Wildflowers quilt, featured in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015 issue! Read my interview with Audrey from November 2014. And consider Audrey’s upcoming class: “Crazy Dazies” – Tilt and ‘Qué! March 15-20, 2015 Explore a simple way of tilting blocks for an asymmetrical and lively look to your […]


Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]


Want to play an instrument to accompany singing? Don’t want to sing?  Just have fun strumming along. Four fingers, four strings… the ukulele was made for you! Try Beginning Ukulele with instructor Peter Thomas February 22-27. Learn basic chords, keys and styles like Hapa-Haole, Tin Pan Alley, old timey, bluegrass, folk, and rock – the uke can handle […]


Have you always wondered what makes a quilt “modern?” Come learn how to make one with instructor Christa Watson as she teaches you all the steps needed to complete a quilt from start to finish. Along the way, she will share key points of the modern aesthetic along with a little history of the modern […]


Forging the Past Into the Future

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 6, 2015

in Blacksmithing, Featured Classes

We have a natural human desire to discover our heritage and celebrate the ways our ancestors survived and thrived. At the Folk School, we offer many Blacksmithing classes offering a window to that past. From the Civil War, to Ancient Scotland, to Medieval times, to Colonial America – many of us are drawn to certain eras […]