Applique Away on Galveston Bay
Baltimore albums, these beautiful hand appliqued quilts are now within your reach. Let me teach you my stress-free approach to fabric selection, fabric placement, and needleturn applique. We will work with a scherenschnitte (papercut) and a multi-pieced wreath block. Embroidery embellishment and simple three-dimensional work will also be explored. The longer the class the more you will learn and the more time you will have to practice new skills. All skill levels welcome.
Kit avaiable but not required. $20.
This workshop demonstrates my layered, hand-applique technique with simple applique shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will cover how I build my pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the work.
Kit/pattern fee: $30
includes pattern, all fabrics needed to complete the block, freezer paper templates, tracing paper, starch, brushes, and more.
FABRICS WILL VARY.
Learn how fun and easy reverse needle-turn appliqué by hand can be while you create Whirlwind, Medallion VI (26” x 26”) put out by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs. Hand appliqué is a labor of love, but it doesn’t have to be hard or intimidating. Come join the fun and learn my favorite technique for creating your own beautiful hand-stitched medallion. The process I use gives you great control over your piece, allowing you to have sharp points, crisp corners and graceful circles. You will love the results you get and you don’t get hung up on the pins. I will lead you step by step through the process, start to finish, empowering you to do reverse needle-turn appliqué by hand, do it like a pro and enjoy it! Layering and finishing will not be part of the scope of this class, but will be discussed.
Pattern: $20 print/ $15 Digital Fabric only kit: $27
Fabric & pattern: $43
Arabesque is another Granny’s Legacy pattern that offers a lot of embellishment opportunities. This is a stunning example of Jacobean design that is once again so popular today. The name Arabesque which is an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines fits this pattern perfectly. This class will cover basic wool applique as well as a variety of embellishing techniques. Beading, silk ribbon embroidery, working with metallic threads and the application of crystals will also be explored. This table mat could very easily be made to represent the seasons depending on your choice of colors. What a lovey tabletop tree skirt this would be in reds and greens with a touch of sparkle. Come play with Bonnie in this exciting wool class!
Pattern $15 , Wool Kit with pattern $115 , Valdani thread kit $33 (optional)
Hawaiian Quilt Making
Awesome in their beauty and symmetry, Hawaiian quilts are surprisingly easy to make. I've been making Hawaiian quilts since 1978; I know them intimately. Let me help you get started on your Hawaiian quilt.
2-day Workshop: Using a Pacific Rim Quilt Company wall quilt pattern you will gain hands-on experience cutting and basting your quilt, then learn my needleturn applique techniques on a practice piece (or your quilt, if you feel ready). We'll talk about next steps, quilting and finishing. All skill levels welcome.
This workshop demonstrates my layered, hand applique technique with simple applique shapes usng freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will cover how I build my pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting fabric choices do all the work.
Includes pattern. all fabrics needed to complete block, freezer paper templates, tracing paper, startch,brushes, and more!
Victorian Flower Garden
Learn how fun and easy it is to add dimension to your quilt with applique and reverse needle-turn applique by hand while you create the beautiful Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple, blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia or Iris from Eye of the Beholder’s Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV. Each flower makes a 16” Square that may be a block in a quilt or finished as a pillow to decorate your sofa. You may also choose to stuff your blossoms to add more dimension. Hand applique is a labor of love, but when you trace, baste, snip & stitch, it’s fun and easy.
Come join the fun! I will lead you step by step through the process. Learn how easy it is to get sharp points, crisp corners and graceful curves. You will love the results and you don’t get hung up on the pins. Be empowered to do reverse needle-turn applique by hand, do it like a pro and enjoy it!
Rosemary’s Garden from Granny’s Legacy is a beautiful example of all you the fun you can have adding embroidery and embellishments to your wool projects. Bonnie will cover basic wool applique along with a large variety of embroidery stitches. Beading, silk ribbon embroidery and working with crystals will be included. This is a great opportunity to play with different threads and fibers you may have been hesitant to try before. Come explore what the world of hand work has to offer while working with wool! For beginners you will have the opportunity to create a stitch journal along the way. Prep is optional.
Pattern $10.50 , Wool Kit with pattern $60, Valdani thread kit $33 (optional)