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Workshop-Stitch a Quilter's Garden

  • Boulder Valley Christian Church 7100 S. Boulder Road Boulder, Colorado USA (map)
Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Trumpet Vine and Forget-Me-Not (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Trumpet Vine and Forget-Me-Not (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Hand Applique & Reverse Needle-turn Applique Workshop

Stitch a Quilter's Garden

Friday, April 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thistle (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Thistle (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild, $30.00 plus pattern and materials

Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham

 Learn how fun and easy it is to add dimension to your quilt with appliqué and reverse needle-turn appliqué by hand while creating one of our beautiful flowers.  Which will you make first? The Lily, Rose, Apple Blossom, Sunflower, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia or our newest, the Iris?  Each flower makes a 16” block that may be put in a quilt of your own design, finished as a pillow, or used in our Victorian Flower Garden Quilt(applique sashing, borders and quilt assembly pattern coming soon).

Fuchsia (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Fuchsia (16" x 16"). Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

 Hand appliqué is a labor of love that's fun and easy when you use our process- Trace! Baste! Snip! & Stitch!

 Come join the fun!  Become comfortable and skillful as you stitch.  You will gain great control over your piece, 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!    

Sign up today with Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild, or by emailing Beth at beth.w.isaacs@gmail.com

Iris (16" x 16")-not yet on the website. Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Iris (16" x 16")-not yet on the website. Reverse applique stems and leaves with Applique blossoms.

Required:

Flower block  pattern from Victorian Flower Garden series-$15.50 + tax

BRING to CLASS:

18” square of material for background ( I used a dark green); 18” square of material for top (I used a light fabric); Scraps, up to a fat quarter, for blossoms; Marking pencil that contrasts your background material. (For light fabrics, I use a mechanical pencil. If the fabric is dark, like the green I used, a white pencil.); Safety pins; 1 pair small, sharp scissors; No. 7 sharp needle for basting; Button or quilting thread in color that contrasts the top material for basting; No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué; Sewing Thread that matches the top materials for appliqué;  Light box (It may be needed to trace pattern onto background fabric); Helpful items: Scotch tape,  Needle threader for small eyed needles

Pattern, needles, scissors, basting thread and needle threader may be purchased from instructor, or on our website.

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Earlier Event: March 12
Colorado Springs Quilting Guild
Later Event: April 20
AQS Quilt Week/ Paducah