Minneapolis, MN

The Art of Applique for Quiltmakers
Teacher: Sharon Schamber and Cristy Fincher
Monday, November 7, 2016
4:00 PM-7:30 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
DoubleTree Bloomington Minneapolis South
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $399.00
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 5:30pm   Cristy Fincher, greatly talented in her own right, and her mother, famed and highly awarded quiltmaker Sharon Schamber, team up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in this extraordinary retreat experience. Their experience and talent are equal to the joy they take in teaching others and offering all their students artistic freedom and inspiration, technical expertise and an abundance of joy in others’ success.

Explore machine applique, hand applique, turned edge, raw edge (but not needle turn), Cristy’s favorite and Sharon’s favorite, embellishment stitches that bring your applique to life and more …. in a lively and comprehensive demonstration trunk show on Monday evening. You’ll leave with inspiration and choices to dream about! Then begin your own piece on Tuesday morning, choosing one, two or all the methods you want to incorporate in your block. With both Sharon and Cristy in the room, you’ll have personal attention when you want it, and absorb their personal construction and artistic considerations along the way. On Wednesday they’ll treat you to a morning of quilting. Discuss the approach and process, design variations and more, then practice stitching: straight line, free-motion (with lines) and more, on a pre-printed panel – the twin to your applique piece. This allows you to practice freely, and find the look you want before you start on your already appliqued block. Choose from an assortment of designs, and enjoy your time experiencing a variety of techniques in your time with Sharon and Cristy. Complete your block at home as a small wallhanging (your block will be 18” – 24” square), or consider it as the focal point of a much larger quilt.



In the Janome Studio sponsored by Creative Sewing Centers
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Quiltmaking, Embellishment, Appliqué, Finishing Your Quilt, Surface Design, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Advance Prep: Itinerary:

    Monday: Welcome 4-4:30pm; Classroom in Session 4:30-7:30pm
    Tuesday: Classroom in Session 9am-5pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm
    Wednesday: Classroom in Session 9am-4:30pm; "Graduation" 4:45-5:30pm
    (Note: Only Monday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for the entire event.)

    For best results, prewash the applique fabrics

  • Supply List: Applique Supply List:•Assorted fabrics for the applique (scraps are okay) •Basting Glue – Elmer’s Washable School Glue is my favorite, and is preferred •Liquid Stitch - permanent fabric glue •Micro Fine Glue Tips – these tips attach to the top of the Elmer’s Washable School Glue bottle and create the fine line of glue that’s essential for glue basting the applique (available at www.PurpleDaisiesQuilting.com) •Spray Starch – please use spray starch, not a starch alternative. Faultless is my favorite brand. •Scissors – for both paper and fabric •Rotary cutter and rulers – o Recommended ruler sizes: 4.5”x12.5 and 8.5”x8.5” •Glue Stick – I like the disappearing purple Elmer’s Washable School Glue Sticks •Straight Pins •Seam Ripper •A small Stapler with Staples •Wooden Cuticle Stick •Hand Embroidery Floss - your choice of colors •Milliner's Needles size 8, 9 or 10 Free-Motion
    Quilting Supply List: •24" x 24" prepared quilt sandwich (plain cotton muslin top, cotton or wool batting, and plain cotton muslin backing) •Quilt Halo free motion quilting tool •Supreme Slider •marking pen/pencil •scissors/snips •angled tweezers
  • Completion Level: Students will learn multiple applique and free motion quilting techniques.
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