Cool days and hot appliqué

With this hot summer we’re having, it feels good to think ahead to Fall and next February.  So, why am I thinking about Fall and February?  Because that’s when I’ll be teaching my machine appliqué class!  February will be at QuiltCon (Friday, Feb 22) and I’ll be teaching locally in the Fall – stay tuned for details on that.

I had so much fun designing this pillow. Don’t my mama and baby birds perching on their wire look darling?  And I had to add some text.  Text fabrics are some of my favorites, but I love to add my own words too.

So, wouldn’t you love to learn how to create this adorable pillow?  We’ll be using fusible webbing in this class and we’ll talk about some of the different options.  We’ll also learn about preparing your shapes for appliqué, when to stitch what, some stitch options and much more!  I hope you can join us.

Also locally this weekend is the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Quilt Show, “Passing On the Legacy”.  There will be over 200 quilts in all styles as well as a special exhibit by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly (local and award winning quilters), a silent auction and lots of vendors.  I’ll be there selling my patterns – make sure you stop by my booth to say hi!  The show is in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College from 9-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.  Admission is $6.

Maker Faire Detroit is also this weekend.  I would so be there if I weren’t at the Quilt Show, but a couple of my quilts will be there.  The Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild meets at MakerWorks and they’ll be there with a big booth.  What a busy and fun, creative weekend for SE Michigan!

  • Hollie
    Posted at 01:02h, 01 August Reply

    Super cute pillow! Can't wait to meet you at QuiltCon!

  • sewkatiedid
    Posted at 06:24h, 31 July Reply

    I would so like to visit Ann Arbor again and come to a meeting. I lived there for years and miss so much about it. The show would be fun.

  • corina
    Posted at 13:17h, 28 July Reply

    Loved your quilt shown at the Quilting Gallery!

  • Karen
    Posted at 22:50h, 27 July Reply

    SO dang cute – I want to make one 🙂

  • Leanne
    Posted at 14:47h, 27 July Reply

    What a cute pillow! I wish I lived closer.

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 11:28h, 27 July Reply

    I want to take one of your classes … look forward to hearing where you will be in Fall 2012. Our NW Ohio MQG are planning to go to Quilt.con too!

  • Verena
    Posted at 19:59h, 26 July Reply

    I like your pillow very much!
    What a pity I'm so far far away. I would really like to learn how to appliqué neat letters!

  • Ethne
    Posted at 12:40h, 26 July Reply

    What a cute pillow – I'm sure it will be a big hit at the workshop

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