Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Baltimore On The Prairie Workshops!

I'm so thrilled to be teaching at Baltimore On The Prairie again this year, September 4-7, 2024!  If you love to spend time with about 100 others who love the art of applique, this event is for you!  We learn so much about many techniques of applique and it's so wonderful to be around those who love quilts and stitching as much as the rest.

This year, I have 2 class choices available.  Session A is wool applique on pre quilted silk.  It is called Rachael's Dream.  We learn several options for preparation of the shapes and of course the wool applique process.  Optional fabric and thread kits are available containing the pre quilted silk in a taupe or greige color and wool for the applique.  This whimsical antique styled project was inspired by the Jacobean embroidery works of the past and is an absolute joy to work on!  The silk is very lightweight and easy to handle as we stitch.  You'll be amazed how wonderful this is to stitch.  So relaxing and enjoyable!  

The Session B class is called In The Valley and is an all cotton block to finish as you wish.  The focus in class will be basting the shapes with Missie's unique method of Starch Basting using her original notions for this technique.  We will touch on basic shapes as well as tiny stems and other small details, offering options for the tiny apples so you can find a way you like to make the small circles.  You'll have the option of the church as shown, a house or a school.  Optional fabric and thread kits are available.  Even beginners will be able to achieve excellent shapes using this unique technique!  Sewing can be done by hand or machine after preparing the shapes with the Starch Basting Technique.  

Details can be found at or by clicking HERE.  Join me for this special event held in the beautiful Leid Lodge in Nebraska City, NE.  The lodge is a stunning Frank Loyd Wright building and the property has a museum and apple orchard among other activities should you want to stay a bit longer than the applique event.  

Please feel free to reach out with any questions at  I hope to see you there!

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