Hand-Sewn Quilting Primer Series: Improv appliqué


Hand-Sewn Quilting Primer Series: Improv appliqué


Join Heidi Parkes in this class to learn about improv appliqué. Heidi employs some visible hand piecing stitches to attach her appliqué, so that the viewer can see that it was sewn by hand. The class highlights turned edge appliqué, in a small and large scale. The large scale appliqué can deceptively look like piecing, and the technique can be used for piecing too! Heidi will share about the ways she uses improv hand piecing in her quilts, and will share a few examples of variations on the technique. We will also get nerdy and cover several areas of good craftsmanship in areas like the innie corner, acute angle, and curves. We will cover the running stitch, ladder stitch, and whip stitch, along with three favorite knots. This technique can easily scale up or down, so that this class will give you the skills needed to make a quilt block or a large quilt top.

Dates:Thursday, October 13th, 2022
12pm – 2:30pm ET*
Location: Zoom, a link will be send to participants the day before class
Cost: $60 for the individual class, $350 for the series

*This session will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all those who register following the live session. This link is live for one month for you to watch at your convenience.

This class is part of the Hand-Sewn Quilt Primer Series. Perfect for the beginner, our series aims to demystify the act of hand sewing a quilt block through a sequence of diverse forays into block constructing. While rooted in quilting’s history of using scrap fabrics to make beautiful coverlets, this series gathers contemporary voices and techniques to give the new sewist a set of skills and the confidence to take on an existing pattern or personal composition.

Exposure to seven unique teachers affords any sewist, seasoned or novice, the opportunity to witness varied approaches even within the same technique. Experiencing the series as whole is sure to provide a comprehensive foundation and will get you well on your way in a joyful practice of hand-sewn quilting.

The blocks from each class can then be assembled together in any way you like to represent a sampler of skills. They would also make great pillows or patches for another textile. There will be plenty of opportunities to include special fabric scraps you might have from your collection, to make it uniquely yours and add personal meaning.

You can sign up for the series here.

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