Quilter’s Garden by Penny Prichard
Molly (the dog) stands next to an Irish Chain sampler quilt Penny designed as an inspiration quilt for an Irish Chain class.
Red & Gold Christmas Quilt by Penny Prichard
Autumnal Quilted Wall Hanging
Wool Applique Without Embellishments
Flower Wool Applique Project
Heart-shaped pin cushion
Cory: Do you have a favorite motif or pattern?
Students work on projects in Penny’s recent Irish Chain Quilting class.
Penny teaches a class in the Cooking Studio.
Davidson Hall, home to our Cooking Studio, Music Studio, Wet Room Studio (spinning, dyeing, felting, surface design), and student housing.
View of our Herb Garden from the Cooking Studio.
Lavender & Gold Medallion Quilt by Penny Prichard
About Penny Prichard
Penny enjoys a life filled with cooking and fine crafts, nurturing creativity, and the desire to create things by hand. She has been a Folk School instructor in Cooking since 2000, in Quilting & Sewing since 2008, and most recently, Needlework. Penny has been an avid quilter for over 35 years and has branched out into many other fiber arts — sewing, knitting, needlework, weaving, and basket making. Her latest focus is working with wool appliqué. Penny’s whole life has been involved with catering and restaurants. An award-winning chef and cookbook author, she specializes in breads and the foods of France and Tuscany. Her approach to food is both practical and fun, inspiring her students’ cooking for years to come.
Appalachian Traditions Virtual Discussion
Join us for Appalachian Traditions, a virtual discussion with instructors from our master-artist-led series on traditional Appalachian craft.
Here’s the details:
Monday, April 27, at 4 p.m.
Appalachian Traditions: Basketry & Quilting
Sue Williams, TN, Basketry
Pepper Cory, NC, Quilting
Penny Prichard, NC, Quilting
This free, hour-long conversation provides a space for instructors in traditional craft to share their personal stories and discuss their creative process. We’ll explore the historic role of craft in Appalachia, examine its continued relevance today, and learn how practitioners are working to promote their craft and inspire the next generation of traditional makers.
Gallery of Penny’s Work
Take a Look Inside Penny’s Classroom
Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com