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Midnight Explosion-Block 10 Workshop

  • Champlain Valley Exposition Center 105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05453 USA (map)
Block 10 (12" x 12").  Reverse applique with appliqued spots of color.

Block 10 (12" x 12").  Reverse applique with appliqued spots of color.

Block 10- Midnight Explosion

Hand Reverse Needle-turn Applique with Applique accents

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


8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the fun!

Be empowered and learn as you make one 12” block from the exciting Midnight Explosion Quilt VII (95” x 95”). Participants will make Block 10.

It’s fun and easy to Hand reverse needle-turn with our Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch process, and then applique some pops of color.  Trace, baste, snip & stitch gives you great control over your piece, allowing you to have sharp points, crisp corners and graceful circles. You will love the results you get and you don’t get hung up on the pins.   I will lead you step by step through the process, start to finish, empowering you to do reverse needle-turn appliqué by hand, do it like a pro and enjoy it! 

Required: Block 10 pattern, excerpted from Midnight Explosion Quilt VII - $14.00*. 

"Midnight Explosion Quilt VII* (95” x 95”) pattern by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design, was designed in Black & Bright batik fabrics by Batik Textiles. Imagine making it in Blue & White, Red, White & Blue or Red & White.

BRING to CLASS: (Supply List)**

13.5” square of light/ contrast batik, background fabric

13.5” square of dark/ contrast batik, top fabric

Batik scraps for applique accents

No. 7 Sharps needle for basting

No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué

1 spool of Button or quilting thread for basting (CONTRASTING COLOR to top fabric)

1 Spool of thread for stitching (SAME COLOR as top fabric)

1 pair small, sharp scissors

safety pins for pin basting, or straight pins

Mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen for tracing pattern

 onto light/ contrast batik, background fabric

Helpful items: Light box (to trace design onto background fabric); Needle threader for small-eyed needle

**To maximize workshop time, come with pattern for Block 10

already traced out onto wrong side of fabric for background batik.

*Special price for complete Midnight Explosion Quilt VII pattern for workshop participants. Special offer listed on supply list for worshop.

Contact Vermont Quilt Festival to register! Information coming soon.

Earlier Event: June 23
Vermont Quilt Festival
Later Event: June 27
Quilting, A Creative Journey