Eye of the Beholder

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Reverse Applique the Eye of the Beholder Way

  • Granite State College 195 Mac Gregor St Manchester, NH USA (map)

Reverse Applique the Eye of the Beholder Way

Hand Reverse, Needle-turn Applique for Beginners

 OLLI at Granite State College

195 Mac Gregor St.

Manchester, NH

Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design

Beginner:  3 hours

 Perfect workshop designed for the curious and inexperienced!  

De-mystify with knowledge and skill, finding the FUN and EASE of reverse needle-turn applique done the Eye of the Beholder way.  Learn all the steps in the process of trace, baste, snip and stitch. For quilter’s, learn the inside tips for achieving crisp points and graceful curves.  Create the simple Spring Bud Mug Rug (4” x 4”) revealed as you sew.  Come be empowered while learning something new.  Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse applique by hand.


Required: KIT- $14.00


Mug Rug pattern by Eye of the Beholder

Fabric for top, background, backing and binding; quilt batting; 1 No. 7 Sharps needle for basting, 1 No. 11 Milliner’s needle for reverse applique. 

All threads and needle threader will be provided for shared use.

 BRING TO CLASS: (Supply List):

  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors
  • safety pins for pin basting, or straight pins
  • Mechanical pencil or for tracing pattern onto light background fabric
  • Scotch tape
  • Helpful:  Needle threader for small needle eyes helpful

Helpful sewing aides and other patterns will be available for purchase at the workshop. 

Earlier Event: June 24
Vermont Quilt Festival, 2016
Later Event: August 10
AQS Grand Rapids