20 Aug Local appliqué classes!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching three appliqué classes locally this fall! Each class features a project designed especially to help you learn the techniques involved. I purposely kept the projects small so you can learn the techniques without adding a large project to your WIPs. There are no kits for these classes so you can choose and use fabrics you love! You’ll receive a full supply list with fabric requirements when you register for class. These classes are designed for those with some basic sewing experience.
All three classes are structured to meet twice for three hours each time. They are all from 6 pm to 9 pm at Maker Works (wonderful meeting place of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild). You sign up through Maker Works’ website (click on the name of the class to go to the correct spot on their site) and pay for the class when you attend the first meeting.
Thursday, September 13 and 20 will be Hand Appliqué. I’ve designed this cute owl pillow to help you learn how to appliqué some basic shapes. We’ll also learn about background preparation, marking, fabrics, templates, needles, thimbles and how to finish your appliquéd project. If you can sew a binding on a quilt, you can appliqué by hand. Join us!
Tuesday, October 16 and 23 will be Bias Appliqué. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve seen some of the wonderful projects I’ve made using my bias appliqué technique. Come learn how to make bias strips and how to appliqué them by hand or machine. Choose from two table runner projects to get you started. We’ll also talk about what else you can make with bias and I’ll bring some of my quilts as inspiration.
Monday, November 5 and 12 will be Machine Appliqué. This class features another great pillow project – this time with a mama and baby birds and some text. We’ll learn about fusible web appliqué including how to trace your shapes, what order to sew them in, tips on fabric selection, ways to stitch the shapes down and much more!
I’m really looking forward to seeing some of you in class! If you aren’t local, I’ll be teaching these classes at QuiltCon too, so I hope to see you in February 🙂