Free-Edge Machine Applique - 9/22

Free-Edge Machine Applique - 9/22

75.00

This class is for beginners as well as advanced quilters. Here you will learn a number of techniques and be introduced to tools to enable you to create amazing textile work. We will focus on creating bird images and giving them a 3-dimensional, realistic feel and look. Grace will provide a generic bird pattern. You will be able to choose your colors, change the head-crest, tail, or beak and create your favorite bird.

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BIRD-VIEW Workshop – with “Free-Edge” Applique

Class Description

This class is for beginners as well as advanced quilters. Here you will learn a number of techniques and be introduced to tools to enable you to create amazing textile work.

We will focus on creating bird images and giving them a 3-dimensional, realistic feel and look. Grace will provide a generic bird pattern. You will be able to choose your colors, change the head-crest, tail, or beak and create your favorite bird. The techniques will be:

  • “Free-Edge” Machine Applique is the technique in this class and it will be used in creating the feathers of the bird, where all the exposed feather shape edges are left unattached, or “free”, giving them the appearance of real, fluttering 3-dimensional feathers. This technique is useful in creating very realistic tree bark, fish scales, etc. as well.
  • “Heat-Set” Machine Applique technique is used for the head of the bird and all other components of the quilt. This enables you in this piece and any other you do thereafter, to create raw-edge applique without any fraying from the raw edges of the fabric. This is an amazingly easy and foolproof technique you really want to learn

Grace will discuss and demonstrate the quilting process so that you can walk out with a quilt top that can be easily and quickly completed. You will have bragging rights to it and you will have learned two amazing techniques.

There will NOT be sewing in this workshop.

The teacher will provide you pattern, the “Heat-Set” product, a dispenser, and the needed pins in the required class kit (kit price: $26 paid to teacher in class)

See Supplies here: Bird View Supplies

Class Length: Full Day

Enrollment Fee: $75.00 / seat 

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About Grace Errea

In 2005 she chose to retire from a very successful career as an executive in a Fortune 500 computer and telecommunications company to devote herself to her art on a full-time basis. Grace is a self-taught artist and her work illustrates and has been recognized for exceptional primary use of value and secondary use of color. Her focus on value makes it easy for her and her students to create inspiring botanicals, landscape scenes and portraits, in any color.

Her quilt construction technique is her newly developed, foolproof, machine appliqué technique that she calls “Heat-Set”.  This technique produces a “no-fray raw edge appliqué” that will amaze you!

Grace’s innovative appliqué technique and her focus on value have attracted widespread interest from quilters, as well as national and international galleries, museums and publications. She has been invited to show her art and to teach overseas and in various locations in the United States. Her class offerings are well attended, in demand, and are presented in fun, informal, and educational manner.

Grace presents 1-hour lectures as well as 1-5 day workshops at guild meetings, conferences and seminars.  Lectures include Trunk Show or The Value of Value presentation.  Her style is informative, humorous and inspiring with many real-time, hands-on examples. 

Reviews and Surveys have always been 5++ out of 5, and return participation in other classes and lectures is always high.

The aim is to inspire, develop and find that artist within each student or listener.

Author of the C&T book entitled: “Impressionist Appliqué – Exploring Value and Design to Create Artistic Quilts”, Grace is the authority of how to use Value to develop amazing art quilts.

Grace currently resides, quilts, and teaches in Southern California. She and her husband have two daughters, Julia and Lauren, and two cats, Thelma and Louise