Monday, February 8, 2010

Association of Pacific West Quilters

If you live or love the Pacific Northwest you'll want to take part in the 2010 Summer Symposium sponsored by APWQ. The symposium workshops will expose you to new ideas and new techniques from an outstanding roster of instructors. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is at its best in this wonderful venue. Surrounded by over 1,000 wooded acres, the spacious Evergreen campus will offer attendees single-occupancy dorm rooms and all meals in the cafeteria. The event will begin with a get-together on Thursday evening and conclude with closing festivities on Sunday afternoon. Plan now to join us for a weekend of fiber, friends and fun! To learn about the instructors and workshops, go to the

I'll be teaching three classes and I'm looking forward to meeting old friends and making new friends. Check out the workshops being offered and I hope to see you there!

Funky Floribunda

Be a master of machine appliqué with simple floral designs on a pieced background. In this class, students will learn to use paperless fusible web and the companion transfer paper for trouble free fused shapes. There will be a choice of three appliqué patterns and layout combinations that students can mix and match to make their own unique style while practicing a variety of machine stitches.


Stamp It Up!
The creator of “Stamping Monday” uses unique and distinctive images to apply design on fabric. Students will learn some of Susan’s easy techniques of carving and creating personalized stamps with carving blocks, foam, elastic bands, corks, lace and more unusual tools. Students will be introduced to the different paints and inks available. Lots of fun and absolutely no experience necessary!

Give and Take Applique - Ti Leaves

Learn appliqué design with a surprising “two for one” twist, there’s no waste in this technique with fusible web and students choice of fabrics. Find out how to create positive and negative blocks with one design and a range of layout options for exciting design possibilities. Give and Take Appliqué will become an important design concept for future exploration.

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