Newly Hatched - 9/22

Newly Hatched - 9/22

75.00

There really is no single” best appliqué method,” although techniques and tools are modified regularly by talented, clever quilters.   I’d like to share with you the methods I’ve used and modified in 17 years of appliqué, which depend on variables like fabric thickness, how small the pieces are and whether I need tiny points or gentle curves.  I’ve found that utilizing a couple different methods within any given project often makes sense-- whether an elaborate BOM quilt or a smaller, simpler wall-hanging. 

With Karen Brow

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By Karen Brow

There really is no single” best appliqué method,” although techniques and tools are modified regularly by talented, clever quilters.   I’d like to share with you the methods I’ve used and modified in 17 years of appliqué, which depend on variables like fabric thickness, how small the pieces are and whether I need tiny points or gentle curves.  I’ve found that utilizing a couple different methods within any given project often makes sense-- whether an elaborate BOM quilt or a smaller, simpler wall-hanging. 

We will be working on the wall-hanging from the Java House Quilts pattern, “Newly Hatched” and will review the following: 

•   fabric selection for harmony and interest

•   thread- color and weight considerations

•   needles 

•   the stitch (I will divulge  the secret  of “invisible" stitches!)

•   accurate, tiny pieces 

•   marking pieces for optimal layering

•   interrupting borders to create movement methods for creating life-like animal eyes.

•   quilting options

THE PATTERN IS INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP COST and will be supplied to students at the beginning of class. (Please see additional handouts for fabric and notions requirements.)

SEWING MACHINES ARE OPTIONAL for those who wish to work on the quilt background & borders.

I look forward to meeting you and spending a delightful , productive  day of quilting — Karen

NOTE: Students may alternatively elect to work on a single Java House BOM appliqué block of their choice during class, as these usually incorporate most of the techniques covered.

Download supply list here.
Download printable class description.

Class Length: Full Day

Enrollment Fee: $75.00 / seat 

 

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About Karen Brow-Meier
Designer & Teacher for Java House Quilts

Quilting Philosophy:   
A palate of bright pastels speaks to my southern California surroundings and I work towards that point in fabric selection when the colors will just “SING” in their own harmony of light and dark and of warm and cool.

Incorporating appliqué animals against pieced blocks and borders, creates interest, movement and that touch of humor we can all enjoy. I’m a believer in the right pieces versus the most pieces when it comes to appliqué and strive for a compositional balance of intricate work and restful spaces for the most dramatic visual effect. 

I will often utilize unique construction techniques to create works that play with the idea that a quilt is not necessarily four-sided or two-dimensional in nature. 

Education & Work:  
With a BA from Michigan State University, I have worked as a professional graphic designer, cartoon illustrator and Communications Specialist for the MSU College of Agriculture before quilting “arrested” me in 1995.  In 1996 I began authoring patterns under the name of “Java House Quilts”  and have over 60 designs in print. 

Teaching:
I have been teaching and lecturing for ten years in California, the mid-west,   and on cruise ships. I offer workshops to guilds and conferences and & work enthusiastically to make classes both informative and enjoyable, with one-on-one attention & encouragement for students of all skill levels. 

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