Taught by Maho Schwartz

Class Description

During this 3 hour class, you will be learning how to make these cute hexigamis (Hexagon Origami) pieces.  You will be spending most of your time in front of an ironing board with an iron in your hand.  I highly recommend that you bring your own iron and ironing board for this class.  If you are good at ironing, the sewing part of this project is a piece of cake.  

Required Materials

Supplies for the pillow:

  • Iron and ironing board (must)
  • Starch
  • Stiletto (optional - can be used to iron the Hexigami)
  • 1 package of Moda's Honeycomb (fourty 6 inch Hexigon precuts)
  • 28 inch background fabric
    • Cut (1) 16x16 inches
    • Cut (2) 16x12 inches
  • Warm and Natural batting, cut (1) 18x18 inches
  • Scrap fabric (any scrap, since it will be inside of pillow), cut (1) 20x20 inches
  • (22) Buttons
  • Coordinating thread
  • Pillow form (16x16 inches)
  • Frixion pen
  • Water soluble fabric glue
  • Clear ruler with grids (longer than 6 1/2 inches)

Supplies for the tabletop:

  • Iron and ironing board (must)
  • Starch
  • Stiletto (optional; can be used to iron the Hexigami)
  • Fabric
  • Ric rac (optional)
  • Riley Blake's half hexigon template (large)
  • Coordinating buttons and threads
  • Batting/warm and natural
  • Frixion pen


Maho was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. She came to Utah as a foreign exchange student in high school. She graduated from Utah State University in Business Information Systems. After working as a computer programmer for 5 years, she retired and became a full-time mom and a fabric addict.

Although she is well known in her community for sewing "themed Halloween costumes" for her entire family over the past 10 years, her true love is designing quilts and doing the math to figure out how much fabric is needed to complete a project.

This is Maho’s second year teaching at the Winter Quiltfest.  Last year, she taught a class on Boho Jean quilt which was featured in the Fons & Porter’s “Easy Quilts” last spring.  At this year’s Quiltfest, she will be teaching the Cathedral Pillow class and the Hexigami Pillow class. 

In addition to designing quilts, sewing, and teaching quilting classes, Maho loves to wake board and snow ski with her husband and 4 children.