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Johanna Masko  An artist who mostly makes quilts. Teaching at The Workroom in Toronto and Needlework in Hamilton. Teaching, speaking and pattern inquiries welcome.

(Not my work)
Detail of antique Courthouse Steps coverlet. Please see notes in previous post! ❀️ #madebyhand #handwork #tinypieces #smallpiecing #antiquequilt #traditionalcraft #traditionalquilt #silkandvelvet #courthousesteps #showandtell

(Definitely NOT my work!) Sandy from our Mod Blocks quilt class brought in this truly stunning beauty last night for an impromptu Show and Tell.
This mid-1800s Courthouse Steps variation on Log Cabin is foundation-pieced on scraps of what appears to be linen. Pieced entirely by hand, each of its 986 blocks measure just shy of 2.5". Each tiny block is composed of a centre plus 4 rounds. That is 21 pieces per block. Shall we Math? That's a total of 20,706 tiny scraps of silk and velvet.
This glorious coverlet is unfinished, with no backing or edge treatment, which thankfully lets us snoop what's happening with its mind boggling construction. The entire patchwork measures about 68" x 78" and was purchased at an antique shop 9 years ago. The folks at the shop had sourced it at a Goodwill!
I am in awe of this example of one maker's design sense, persistence, thrift, and commitment to execute this monument to traditional craft. ❀️ #traditionalcraft #quiltclass #courthousesteps #slowcraft #silkandvelvet #antique #antiquequilt #smallpiecing #tinypieces #handwork #madebyhand

Sweet nighttime vibes for @heyitsmebiz πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸŒ™ Basted and ready to quilt!! #bastingnight #traditionalcraft #quiltclass #quiltingwithjohanna #johannamaskopattern

Basting night!! Lovely fabric combos for @mags_grant - orange plus blue equals 😍😍 #workroommodblocksquilt #traditionalcraft #quiltclass #quiltingwithjohanna #johannamaskopattern #modblocksquilt

(Work not by me!)
Let's take a moment to drink in the gorgeous splendour of @dearedna 's Farmer's Wife blocks in progress!!! These patchwork bonbons are currently on display at @needlework_hamilton It's super gratifying to see #secretsofthefarmerswife in action- unbelievably beautiful, Erin!!! I am so proud of you!!! #patchworkpro #tipsandtricks #thegoodstuff #quiltclass #samplerquilt #traditionalcraft

I will be sharing all my best patchwork secrets over an action-packed weekend in October @_theworkroom ! Usually taught over 4 weeks, we are gonna go for it and have an intensive weekend especially for quilting enthusiasts who would like to make it into a fun, immersive weekend. It will be jam packed with piecing shortcuts, precision techniques, quilt math and more! The weekend is mostly sold out but we've opened up some extra spots- visit @_theworkroom site and grab yours!!! 😘😘😘 #quiltclass #quiltingwithjohanna #traditionalcraft #secretsofapatchworkpro #patchworkpro #tipsandtricks #thegoodstuff

Finished with 2/3 of my January row @linenandthreads sampler. I had planned to limit myself to an hour and a half of stitching, buuuut... #sampler #crossstitch #redembroidery #stitchingwithjohanna #handwork #traditionalcraft

You can find #patchwork in the most unexpected places. Spotted this HST/4-patch combo curtain in a VW camper van at the Berlin Klassik Euro Car Show on the weekend. (This is actual, pieced patchwork, not cheater cloth.) Cool! #wildcaughtfabric #patchworkinthewild #germancars #vw #vwbus #carshow #berlinklassik #classiccars

This special mer-lady was created for me by the lovely and talented @oliviadawntattoo who travelled all the way from the UK along with @fede__borgia, another wonderful UK-based tattooer. Thank you for making the trip and for sharing your beautiful artistry, Olivia. Many thanks also to the fine crew at @trophytattoo - @handsomemiketattoo @sweetdaveofficial and @sour_jon - for hosting these two talented women! #tattooedwomen #tattoocollector #traditionaltattoo #traditionalcraft #finelinetattoo #europeantattoo #mermaid #nauticaltattoo #hamiltontraditionaltattoo #hamiltontraditionaltattooshop

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