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.
Inspired by Travel
In Feb 2012 Margie traveled to India as part of a textile tour. It was a fascinating experience and one that has influenced her textile artwork. The PowerPoint part of the presentation will show slides of the places, people and textiles in the remote villages of India that she visited. The trunk show presentation will show many of the textiles I purchased and brought back with me. Two short DVD clips are included in the presentation. Mixed into the presentation would be the stories of Margie’s travels in India and how the trip has inspired her as a quilt maker.
Charlotte Kwon, the owner of Maiwa and the organizer of the textile tour in India, has agreed to support this presentation by sending a variety of textiles from the same artisans mentioned in my lecture to Edmonton for sale to EDQG members. The proceeds would go to the Maiwa Foundation. This foundation exists to support the revival of traditional textile skill in developing countries and encourages financial independence.
Wow, what a great day we had for our first CPR Community Project Retreat. Some 45 quilters came out to cut, iron and sew quilt tops. We met at the West Meadows Baptist Church on 93 ave and 199st….such a bright airy space to work. Such a flurry of activity…couple dozen quilts sewn, more tumbler kits made and a dozen finished quilts than had a binding sewn on. We had a demo on how to make small and large tumbler blocks with Lois Miller showing us a nifty way of laying two tumbler blocks on their side to make a zig zag pattern!
We enjoined a soup and sandwich lunch. Thanks to Laurrie and Cheryl for bringing the soup, Joan for making the sandwich fixings and Susan and Colette for bringing cupcakes and strawberries and cream.
Thank you for supporting our first CPR day!
Joan Kovcas and Cheryl McCrea
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