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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 […]


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 […]


I had the pleasure of having my first ever Folk School Quilting class taught by one firecracker of a quilter, Audrey Hiers of Blairsville, GA. This lovely lady has been picked to be featured in McCall’s “Quilting” Magazine 6 times and her “Crazy Dazies” designs is a McCall’s pick of their top 16 scrap quilts. […]

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Over a year ago, I decided to try my hand at a weekend weaving class in which I would weave a scarf. I was really excited. The first weaving class I took was Weave a Scarf – Intro Class with instructor Elaine Bradley. It was a fast paced class and ended up with a beautiful […]