Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jenifer Dick Workshop: Invisible Applique Zigzag - Saturday, November 7, 2015

This workshop is for those who are scared of the
“A” word or who think they’ll never be able to appliqué beautiful quilts. (Or those who want to learn a new technique to add to their repertoire. )
Class project
By using this freezer paper method to prepare the shapes and stitching them to your block by machine with invisible thread, you’ll get the look of fine hand appliqué in
 a fraction of the time with stunning results.
At the workshop, you’ll learn how to set up your machine with invisible thread, how to prepare the appliqué shapes with the freezer paper method and how to remove the freezer paper after sewing the shapes down. We will work on a simple shape sample, but will discuss how to use this method for any of your appliqué projects.All skill levels.
Jenifer’s Bio:Jenifer Dick began quilting in 1993 when on a whim she signed up for a beginning quiltmaking class. From that first stitch she was hooked. In 2001, she discovered appliqué and it changed her quilting life. She has been speaking to guilds and teaching appliqué to quiltmakers ever since. She is the author of five quilt books and her work has been published in many other books and magazines. Recently, Jenifer was named executive editor of My Stars: A New Tradition, an imprint of Kansas City Star Books, and publisher of modern quilt books. Jenifer lives in Harrisonville, Mo., with her husband and three children.
Cost: $50 for the workshop and lunch. Payment can be made via Paypal payable to

Thursday, September 3, 2015

August Meeting

 August was the final month of our group bee block exchanges.  We also collected blocks for our charity quilt to submit to Quiltcon 2016.  It's exciting to see it beginning to come together!
Our guest speaker, Stephanie Hughes, shared with us her journey as a sewer, quilter, and business owner. Stephanie has a personal blog, A Ditchin Time Quilts and her shop website Green Goose Car Bags. Her experience creating a successful business, finding customers, maintaining balance, and staying focused on your goals was informative and inspiring.

Our members had some beautiful finishes to share with us. So many creative projects!