November 2014 Program and Workshop
Connie Sue Haidle of Apple Blossom quilts will be our guest at the November 11 meeting, with her presentation, “Quick Prep Applique.”
On Saturday, November 15, she will be teaching a workshop for us from 9 am – 4 pm on her Quick Prep Applique technique. This is needle turn applique using a form of back basting, but with fast and easy prep. She says, “In this Quick Prep method that I developed, there are no freezer or Mylar templates or overlays, eliminating all the fuss and muss. Although this class is designed for the beginner, more experienced appliquers will learn much from the material presented. During the first part of the class, I will offer tips to help sharpen your needle turn appliqué, particularly inner and outer points. During the second half of the class you will learn to line your appliqué patches the Quick Prep Applique way. You will also learn to do a split leaf, very narrow stems and very round berries.”
The class will be held at Holy Trinity and the cost is $30 (payable with your registration), which includes lunch and a kit for the class (provided by the instructor, which she values at $20.) The kit includes applique fabric, a packet of needles, applique turner, spool of 100% silk thread, sampler sheet, and a beginner’s applique pattern. Students should bring a fat quarter of good quality, light-colored muslin or other light-colored background fabric, scissors, a needle threader &/or thimble (if you normally use one), one spool each of 50 wt or heavier white or very light-colored and black or very dark-colored thread, pins, a #2 lead pencil, and a large needle (size 5, 6, 7 or 8.) To see examples of Connie Sue’s work, visit her website at http://www.appleblossomquilts.com. Registration forms will be available at the October 14th guild meeting, or by contacting Lin VandeBerg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop Registration Form