June Traditional Quilting Workshops with Kathy Wylie

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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.
Location:  UofA Human Ecology sewing lab
Brochure (pdf)


Ana Buzzalino - Feb. 2013


We are very excited to announce that Ana Buzzalino will be the instructor at our workshop.  The workshop will run from Feb 22 to 24 at the Human Ecology Lab at the University of AB.  Please contact Dawna Dey Harrish to register.  She wil be instructing two workshops:  Introduction to Fabric Painting, and Stitching to Dye.