Master Workshop: Quilting with Tiavalya Befecadu

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Master Workshop: Quilting with Tiavalya Befecadu

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - August 18 @ 5:30 pm


Deadline to Register: August 9th at 5:00pm

Title: Master Workshop: Quilting with Tiavalya Befecadu

Description: During this three day workshop, students will learn to make a twin-sized Modern Dutchman’s puzzle quilt. This class will teach quilt piecing, straight line quilting and binding techniques.  The quilt will be completed by machine.  Sewing by hand is not required.

Skills needed: Students should know basic sewing machine operation – how to properly thread their machine and needles and wind bobbins.  A knowledge of straight line sew line sewing and how to sew a 1/4 inch seam is required.



Instructor: Tiavalya is an award-winning, self-taught Textile Artist whose work has been exhibited in local and national museums. She has also been featured on NBC and CBS affiliate television networks, radio stations, magazines and other outlets addressing the importance of embracing Black and culture and women’s voices through art. She believes in preserving the traditions of quilt making not only as items of comfort, but through timeless wall hangings as art.

In 2017, she founded Tiavalya Photography, LLC, a minority, woman-owned small business specializing in family portraiture, corporate headshots, and executive branding. In 2020, Tiavalya expanded her creative portfolio to include custom textile art quilting created from photographs. Tiavalya teaches her textile art and quilting techniques to children, beginner quilters and craft enthusiasts. She is a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild and sits on the Board of Directors for the Historic Huntsville Foundation.


Supplies and Attire: Fabric, batting, and several tools/materials will be provided. We will have a limited number of sewing machines available on first come, first serve basis. If you want to use one of our machines, please add “Machine needed” to the notes section during checkout or email us at

Students will need to bring the following:

sewing machine with power cord

walking foot 

1/4 inch presser presser foot  (recommended)

needles for machine – size 80/12 or 90/14 

2 or more bobbins 

seam ripper

neutral thread (50 wt cotton – gray color recommended)

quilting stiletto/awl or chopsticks (optional)


Dates and Times:

Friday, August 16th, 2023 (5:30pm-8:30pm)

Saturday, August 17th, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Sunday, August 18th, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Tuition: $255.00

Supply Fee: $100.00

Level: Beginner/Advanced beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancelation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. 25% of all ticket purchases are a non-refundable deposit. Students that cancel 30 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days from the start date of a class.*  To be fair and consistent, there can be no exceptions to this policy, regardless for the reason a cancelation is requested.

Thank you for understanding that this policy is in place to protect our artist instructors who spend time, energy, and money to create an amazing learning experience. 

*We require a minimum number of students to hold a class. If this minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. In this case, a full refund will be offered.



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Quilting 8/16/24
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