In this three-day workshop, you will learn the stitched raw edge machine applique technique Pat uses in all her award-winning quilts. You will make a small postcard picture to practice applique and other machine techniques, and will end the workshop by making your own miniature applique quilt using one of the patterns Pat has designed. For years, Pat has been using her sewing machine for more than just applique and quilting.
She will help you explore the possibilities of your machine's decorative and utility stitches. Learn how to prepare the fabric, test stitches, try out various threads, and, best of all, play with your machine!
Once you have made your embellished fabric, Pat will show you many examples of how to incorporate it into your quilts. You will be amazed at what you can create! You will need a machine with some decorative stitches. Pat has developed specific skills while making her award-winning miniature and larger machine appliqued quilts. She will share her tips for preparing and stitching tiny applique shapes.
Learn how to use the raw edge fusible blanket stitch technique featured in Pat and her sister, Sue Nickels', book, Stitched Raw Edge applique, published by AQS. You will choose a 4" x 6" postcard picture to practice these tips. Once you have learned these techniques, you will have time to start your own miniature quilt. Pat will provide patterns for you to choose from and will help you with fabric choices.
Congratulation Pat! Tiny Tigers 2 is the 2013 Winner of Benartex's Best Miniature Award
Author, teacher, and quilt-maker, Pat Holly has been quilting for over thirty years and entering competitions for the past fifteen. She attended the University of Michigan's School of Art studying color, graphic design, and weaving. Pat has worked with her sister, Sue Nickels, on many award-winning quilts, including The Beatles Quilt and The Space Quilt which are both in the Museum's collection. One of Pat's specialties is miniature machine applique, winning her numerous national awards. Her miniature quilts have won Best Miniature at the annual American Quilter's Society show three times.
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Tuition is $350 for for Non Friends and $320 for Friends of the Museum.
To enroll in a workshop, you must pay at least a $100 non-refundable deposit. The balance must be paid by the due date of June 7, 2013. After the due date, the balance is also non-refundable.
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