Festival of Quilts Birmingham UK Quick and Easy Demos

Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués-Students watch as I put my adult colouring skills to work and use Derwent inktense pencils to create my own appliqué pieces. You will learn some of the tricks for colouring realistic images and then adding water to turn them into beautifully shaded fabrics. Using the basic maple leaf I will walk you  through the process of creating one of a kind fabric, adhering a fusible web and cutting out the appliqué free form from the front.  Using this method you don’t have to worry about the bleeding that often occurs if you are colouring directly on a quilt.  Examples of other inktense created fabric appliqués will be shown.

Chickadee or Cardinal Applique

 Create a beautiful chickadee or Cardinal appliqué block that can be used to make a table topper, block for a quilt, bag or anything you choose. Satin stitch appliqué will be taught.

 

Techniques in Applique

Perfect the use of fusible webs and sewing machine satin stitch and then move on to learn methods that look like hand applique. You will learn to use both freezer paper and dressmaker’s interfacing and to attach invisibly using the blind stitch. You will go home with a sampler of applique techniques.

Majestica

Wall quilt. Juried into the 2008 Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried show. Size 38 by 29 inches.

Through The Glass

Wall quilt  designed for the 2013 Grand National: Local Colour.  Size 55 1/2 by 22 inches.

Day Ebbs

Wall quilt made using Gloria Loughman tiled method. Juried into the 2015 Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried show.  Size 20 by 30 inches.

Raining Cats and Dogs

Wall quilt featuring hand painted background and applique. Juried into the  2017 Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried show. Size 18 by 14 inches.

Creating Landscapes

Learn some of the fundamentals of landscape creation such as composition, and choosing fabrics to create depth and perspective. Create a landscape from your own photograph or use my pattern. You can use fusible web to attach the pieces or learn methods of using freezer paper and the blind hem stitch. The piece can be quilted or stitched and framed.

Cardinal Applique Block

Create a beautiful cardinal in a machine appliqué block that can be used to make a table topper, block for a quilt, block for a bag or anything you should choose. Satin stitch appliqué will be taught as well as a free motion edge.