No matter what your skill level, Kristin has an appliqué class for you. For over 25 years, Kristin has been involved with the art of quilting, focusing for the last ten on the delights of appliqué. She is most excited about sharing what she's learned along the way.
“As a teacher, I strive to encourage each student’s unique self-expression . . . . to inspire her creativity and to build confidence in her stitching ability.”
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Beginning Applique - A Pot of Posies
Are you longing to get your fingers into some luscious handwork? Join Kristin in this personal workshop designed to help you master the basics of
hand applique and as a bonus,
go home with her new CD-Rom.
With just a click of your
computer, Kristin is right there
with a complete review of this
workshop. What comfort! What
confidence! The project is small
and the pace is nice and easy
as you learn to stitch smooth
curves, dips and stems with no
lumps or bumps. Leaf points are
flat and sharp using Kristin's no
fail method for needle turned
applique. What a terrific way to
master the art of applique.
All levels. 6 Hours. Hand
applique. Pattern fee $8.00.
The Basics of Applique - Vintage Rose
For those wanting to try your hand at applique or perhaps those wanting to perfect their applique technique, Kristi has designed this class especially for you. We’ll take it nice and easy as we learn to stitch leaf points, buds, and curves…doing it all beautifully! Students rave about the clear way Kristi demonstrates her secrets for stitching flawlessly. The results are obvious as you complete your medallion Vintage Rose wall hanging!
All levels. 6 Hours. Hand applique. Pattern fee $8.00.
Focus on Berries, Leaves and Vines
This 17” x 22 ½” wall hanging offers the
opportunity to perfect your appliqué skills
while stitching a project you are sure to
complete. Learn how to stitch circles
smoothly, pointed leaves with ease, narrow
stems and inside curves flawlessly. You will
mastereverything necessary to complete
this charming quilt.
All levels. 6 hours. Hand appliqué. Pattern fee- $8.00.
Techniques for Exquisite Applique
Wisdom From My Garden
Lessons learned in the garden are “transplanted” in this folk art style pattern designed by Kristin. Larger blocks (20”) offer excellent opportunities to stitch vines, berries, sharp curves and leaf points in a “can-do” format. Stitching techniques are the emphasis of this class as Kristin shares all her secrets for flawless, gorgeous applique. Individual help with color is provided and there is plenty of room for you to add your own “wisdom” to this jubilant garden.
All levels. 6 hours. Hand applique. Patterns for remaining blocks are available for purchase.
Introduction to Applique
A Year in the Garden
Easy enough for beginners, yet
even experiencedappliquers will
enjoy learning Kristi’s secrets for
invisible, breathtaking applique.
Each month of the year is
celebrated in this charming quilt,
but we’ll concentrate on the
sunflowers of August. We’ll
master sharp leaf points, thin
stems, gentle curves and very
round berries. Turn your creation
into the beginnings of a larger wall
quilt, a table runner or a stunning
smaller hanging. Our block is the lower left hand one in the photo. (Pattern available for remainder of quilt for $15.00.)
All levels. 6 hours. Hand applique.
Fine Tune Your Applique Skills - Unfolding
Have you fallen in love with the softer look of some of the new fabrics? Want to learn the best and easiest way to appliqué? This class is for you! Join Kristi in stitching her original design, Unfolding. Gather together your favorite soft as summer fabrics. Kristin will show you how to bleach darker fabrics, transforming them into faded sweetness. Now get ready to stitch bias tubes for a spiraling vine. Learn simple ways to make beautiful leaf points, circles and curves. You will love using Kristin’s tracing paper overlay technique along with needle turned appliqué for glorious stitching results.
All levels. 6 hour workshop. Hand appliqué. Patterns available for complete quilt.
Perfect for Beginners