Eye of the Beholder

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Added Dimension Workshop at Vermont Quilt Festival

  • Vermont Technical College 124 Admin Drive Randolph, VT, 05061 United States (map)

Added Dimension:

Lily, 1 of 9   (16" x 16")

Lily, 1 of 9 (16" x 16")

Hand Applique and Reverse Needle-turn Applique

Pick a Flower

June 24, 2016, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham

Apple Blossom, 4 of 9   (16" x 16")

Apple Blossom, 4 of 9 (16" x 16")

     Learn how fun and easy it is to add dimension to your quilt with appliqué and reverse needle-turn appliqué by hand while you create the beautiful Lily, Apple Blossom, or Trumpet Vine.  Each flower makes a 16” block that may be put in a quilt of your own design, finished as a pillow, or used in our Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV (Coming June 2016). Pattern put out by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs.  Hand appliqué is a labor of love that's fun and easy when you use our process- Trace! Baste! Snip! & Stitch!

Trumpet Vine, 6 of 9    (16" x 16")

      Come join the fun!  Become comfortable and skillful as you stitch.  You will gain great control over your piece, 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!    

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Lily, Apple Blossom or Trumpet Vine pattern-$15.50


18” square of material for background ( I used a dark green); 18” square of material for top (I used a light fabric); Scraps, up to a fat quarter, for blossoms; Marking pencil that contrasts your background material. (For light fabrics, I use a mechanical pencil. If the fabric is dark, like the green I used, a white pencil.); Safety pins; 1 pair small, sharp scissors; No. 7 sharp needle for basting; Button or quilting thread in color that contrasts the top material for basting; No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué; Sewing Thread that matches the top materials for appliqué;  Light box (It may be needed to trace pattern onto background fabric); Helpful items: Scotch tape,  Needle threader for small eyed needles

Patterns, needles, scissors, basting thread and needle threader may be purchased from instructor, or in our booth.

Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom,  Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia, Iris

Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom,  Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia, Iris

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