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Do you know what Broderie Perse is and how to use it? I used it in one of my stitch along challenges last year so if you joined me then, you'll know what it is all about. It is a form of applique using motifs from fabric prints. Susan Dorchester teaches the class and knows all the ins and outs. Today she shares with me and you some of the pieces she has made using Broderie Perse.
Do you have an embroidery machine? Do you know how to use it with confidence and ease? Did you know you can get free designs for it?
What is, Crazy quilting? Crazy quilting is not just slapping together whatever scraps you have laying around and hoping for the best. There are different methods of constructing the blocks depending on the look you want to achieve and the kind of scraps you are working with.
We don't normally have tow classes taught by the same teacher starting on the same date, but this weekend is an exception. Lily Kern's two classes are very different.
Do you have many quilt tops sitting in the cupboard waiting to be quilted? How about joining my other new students and learn how to quilt your own quilt tops.... I'm eager to start you on this wonderful journey of quilting. Recently I updated the class, adding a new design and new videos, including an introduction video.
It's not too late to join in some of these classes, but registration closes soon.... Here is a brief outline of what each is about.
I know if I had an embroidery module on my sewing machine that I'd be wanting to make the most use of it. I know Joanne Winn does with all the wonderful embroideries I've seen from her. So inspiring! The class Joanne has starting this week is beyond the basics, not for the beginner but rather to get more out of your machine. Why not take that extra step and who better to do it with than Joanne, the expert in her field?
I'm doing a blog Stitch Along for March which includes lots of scraps (could be considered a crazy block by some). When I was looking up which classes were starting this week, I realized that the techniques one learns in Joanne Winn's class "Embroidery on Patchwork" would be really cool to incorporate in this sort of work. I can just picture a large quilt, a great way to use up scraps and learn new techniques at the same time.
Some time ago, I made a facebook page for the Academy of Quilting and for that page I made a banner showing one class from every teacher listed at the time (we now have some more teachers!). Well today I wanted to add the image on my pinterest board but facebook wouldn't let me - or I was doing something wrong - so I figured I might as well add it here to my blog instead.
Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.