Friday, April 11, 2014

Applique on a rainy day

Color was blooming at my recent Beginning Appliqué class. There's nothing like being inside working with fabric, thread and stitch when it's cloudy, cool and rainy outside.
Applique flowers by hand and by machine.
Everyone takes a class for a different reason. I had a couple brand new quilters who were jumping into whatever quilting technique class was available. They just want to learn, learn, learn.
Veronica Hofman-Ortega's teaching beginning appliqué by hand and machine.
Here I am telling students about composition possibilities
for their appliqué garden quilted piece.
Especially with appliqué—which can be accomplished using so many different methods—some students come to learn a different way of doing a technique. Having a variety of techniques in your quilting toolbox and at your disposal is very handy indeed.
applique students
Students in Beginning Applique class at Pins and Needles Quilt Shop.
Some students want to learn a hand method to complement their machine work. Sometimes we just enjoy the rhythm of hand stitching and the quiet times without the hum of a sewing machine.
Applique by machine.
And one sweet student said she was taking the class because I was the teacher. Oh, you dear, sweet lady, you are so kind! I hope the class and I lived up to your expectations.
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