Learn machine applique using an easy raw edge fusible technique. This project features folk art inspired designs reminiscent of the beautiful quilts made during the 19th century. Students can start on their own Folk Garden Sampler or use these blocks to surround "A Bouquet for You" the center block from Sue's newest quilt. Students will receive the center pattern, the 12 patterns from The Folk Garden Sampler and patterns to create Folk Garden Borders that can be added to finish the project. Sue will help each student create a quilt top that can be a small wall quilt or the larger quilts with all the designs. Learn this great technique Sue and her sister, Pat Holly, used to create their award winning "The Beatles Quilt" and "The Space Quilt". In this multi-day workshop, focus on quality workmanship that never compromises quality for speed!
There will be a $6.00 pattern fee.
Sue has been quilting for 32 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 20 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and NQA. She has also taught internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Sue's major awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for "The Beatles QUilt" made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Their quilt, "The Space QUilt" won the 2003 IQA Master of Machine Artistry Award and the 2004 AQS Machine Workmanship Award. Most recently, Sue and Pat's quilt "Tea at Tenby" won 2009 Best of Show at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England. Sue's current books are "Machine Quilting:
A Primer of Techniques" and "Stitched Raw Edge Applique" co-authored with Pat. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows, most recently part of the team judging the 2009 IQA Show. Sue's priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!