Sunday, January 25, 2009

Needleturn appliqué class scheduled

I haven’t been doing much teaching lately because I have some big things going on (that I can’t tell you about yet…), but I have just scheduled one beginners class in needleturn appliqué at the Quilters Loft Company in Mooresville. I’ve really missed teaching; it is rewarding to turn people on to a new technique.

Beginning Needleturn Appliqué
Friday, March 13 and Friday, March 27
10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

In this class, you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on needleturn appliqué –including making bias vines, reverse applique, and making templates and positioning overlays — while stitching my “Spring Valentine” pattern (above). You’ll be making perfect circles and sharp points in no time!

I designed this pattern specifically for teaching beginners. In the first class, we cover the organizational part of needleturn appliqué, where you make the templates and positioning overlays, and learn how to use pressing bars (also called bias bars). Then students go home and do everything to get ready for the next class two weeks later. At this class, we get down to the nitty-gritty and learn how to stitch.

To sign up or get more information, contact Quilters Loft Company at (704) 662-8660.

Come! – I’ll soon have you sharing one of my favorite addictions!