Thursday, June 19 Sewflakes: Papercut and Cutwork Appliqué workshop
Papercut appliqué is a technique similar to making paper snowflakes. Design unique snowflakes for fabric, with an emphasis on incorporating recognizable images into the design, and then look at various ways to transfer the design from paper to fabric. Cutwork combines the intricate lace-effect with machine appliqué to produce a stunning block. Water-soluble stabilizer helps to make this technique easy and successful. Learn how to appliqué complex designs without fusible web! Prerequisites: Some appliqué experience is helpful but not essential. Kathy is the author of ‘Sewflakes Papercut Appliqué Quilts’.
Friday, June 20 English Paper Piecing by Machine
English paper piecing is a technique that is used to construct quilts with hexagon or octagon patches. Traditionally done by hand, each patch is basted to a paper template, then whip-stitched together one side at a time. This workshop will teach how to sew these patches together with a sewing machine in a fraction of the time it would take by hand. Prerequisites: General sewing knowledge.
Saturday, June21 Machine Quilting with Cut-Away Trapunto
Kathy has won many awards for her outstanding machine quilting and in this workshop you will learn some of the secrets to her success. Starting with an introduction to machine quilting and free-motion stitching, Kathy will then show you how to add marvelous dimension to quilts with embossed designs created with stitching and extra padding. Learn how to create this effect by machine with cut-away trapunto. Discover how to add extraordinary visual texture to your quilts!
Check Kathy’s website at www.kathykwylie.com
Workshop investment: $80 per day includes lunch and beverage: or all three workshops at $200.Registration closes midnight Sunday, June 08, 2014.