What's Happening?

We are excited to share our news and upcoming events with you.

We are working to keep this page updated frequently,

so you can see what is happening through our needles' eyes!

Please check the dropdown menu under News and Events for more

specific information about our ongoing projects.

As you can see, we have a busy 2022 planned, and our schedule for this year is full.

 

We would love to hear from you and perhaps plan a visit for 2023.

We are giving a virtual presentation of our newest lecture to the Faithful Circle Quilters this June.

Lecture

The Texture Lecture

Faithful Circle Quilters

Via Zoom Conference Service

Columbia, Maryland

Monday, June 6, 2022

7:00—8:00 PM 

https://faithfulcirclequilters.com/

Adding texture to our quilts adds a wonderful, new dimension to them whether they are appliquéd or pieced. In this lecture, we will share the many different ways to add texture through embroidery, fibers, and embellishment. We invite you to join us as we explore techniques to bring your quilts to life with texture.

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We are thrilled to have been invited to teach and lecture at the

2022 Minnesota Quilters, Inc. Annual Quilt Show and Conference in June!!

Registration is now open for the general public.

Check out our schedule of events at this conference; we would love to meet you there.

Class

Floral Elegance

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 43rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Street South

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

8:30 AM—4:30 PM

www.mnquilt.org/mq2022

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

This elegant vase of flowers is a wonderful introduction to basic wool appliqué and ribbonwork. Your friends will be in awe of your skill when you show them your block, but you can decide whether to tell them how easy creating these exquisite blooms really is. The class will begin with the basics of wool appliqué, as we prepare the vase and leaves. And then we will become florists: using only three new techniques, we can create all these beautiful blooms. You will be amazed how a simple running stitch can be used in different ways to create petals for our pansies and chrysanthemums, and wire-gathering does the trick for our roses. A couple of basic embroidery stitches for stems will add the finishing touches. And all the while, fun will be the focus!! Full kits will include all material needed to complete the block: background fabric, wool for vase and leaves, all ribbon in colors pictured, embroidery floss, and pattern.

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Class

Potstickers

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 43rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Street South

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Thursday, June 16, 2022

8:3o AM—11:30 AM

www.mnquilt.org/mq2022

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

Potstickers are not just for dinner anymore! We designed these plant ornaments to add some fun to our potted plants, but you could just as easily create any kind of ornament with these sweet patterns. Who doesn't love having a quick and easy project to do? In this class, we will learn the basics of wool appliqué, as well as the simple embroidery stitches needed to complete your potstickers. You will have a choice of three different sets for your class project. Are you ready to add some patriotic pizzazz, fall flair, or Christmas cheer to your potted plants? They will thank you—and we will have a lot of fun in the process! Full kits will include all material needed to complete your chosen set of potstickers: wool for background and designs, embellishments, embroidery floss, flannel backing, and pattern. You need only provide the bamboo skewers or dowels for display.

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Class

In the Garden

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 43rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Street South

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Thursday, June 16, 2022

1:3o AM—4:30 PM

www.mnquilt.org/mq2022

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

Join us for a walk In the Garden as we learn the basics of wool appliqué and embroidery. Whether you choose to create Cornflowers or Violets, we will begin by appliquéing the leaves with wool. Simple gathering techniques magically turn ribbon into stunning blooms, and a few basic embroidery stitches become stems, leaf veins, and flower centers. We will have a fun time discovering that there is more than one way to grow a garden! Full kits will include all material needed to complete your chosen block (Cornflower or Violet): flannel for background, wool for leaves, ribbon for flowers, embroidery floss, and pattern.

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Lecture

The Stories in Our Quilts

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 43rd Annual Quilt Show and Conference

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Street South

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Friday, June 17, 2022

10:3o AM—11:30 AM

www.mnquilt.org/mq2022

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

What do quilts and stories have to do with each other? Everything, actually! Have you ever had a piece of needlework passed down through your family and wondered who made it, how they made it, and/or why? These are the stories of our families—part of our history. So often these gems are tucked away in a chest or put on a closet shelf. But there is a wealth of information within those stitches, if only we knew their stories. Our quilts give us opportunities to tell our stories. Enjoy an hour of storytelling as we share some of our favorite quilts (old and new) and the tales they tell.

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Lecture

The Texture Lecture

Hudson Heritage Quilters

Via Zoom Conference Service

St. Croix River Valley

Wisconsin & Minnesota

Saturday, August 20, 2022

9:3o AM—10:30 AM 

www.hudsonheritagequilters.org/

Adding texture to our quilts adds a wonderful, new dimension to them whether they are appliquéd or pieced. In this lecture, we will share the many different ways to add texture through embroidery, fibers, and embellishment. We invite you to join us as we explore techniques to bring your quilts to life with texture.

We are happy to be joining the Hudson Heritage Quilters for a virtual lecture this summer. Our newest presentation, The Texture Lecture, will be featured.

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We enjoyed our spectacular week in Nebraska for Baltimore on the Prairie in September 2021, and we are thrilled to be going back in 2022. Registration is now open, and we are excited about the classes we will be teaching. Our wool appliqué classes have lots of dimension and texture, as well as fun! We can't sing enough praises about this appliqué conference; we promise you will have the time of your life. 

NOTE: If you wish, any of the blocks could be stitched in cotton rather than wool.

Class, Session A—

Woodland Reverie in Wool

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE

Session A:

Wed., Sept.7–Thurs., Sept. 8, 2022

www.baltimoreontheprairie.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

Welcome to our Woodland Reverie! This class will offer four blocks in our woodland quilt, covering all the seasons: Spring Robin, Summer Fox Wreath, Autumn Mushrooms, and Winter Owls. We will focus on one of the blocks in class but cover all the skills needed to create this four-block wall-hanging. Techniques will include wool appliqué, stumpwork, ribbon embroidery, weaving a wreath, and working with a variety of fibers, including wool roving and velvet. Optional kits will be available for purchase.

Design area of each block is 12" x 12".

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Class, Session B—

Baltimore Fraktur

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE

Session B:

Fri., Sept. 9–Sat., Sept. 10, 2022

www.baltimoreontheprairie.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

Inspired by a Baltimore Album Quilt in the DAR Museum collection, this lovely block is rendered in wool with ribbon embellishment. In this class, we will explore basic wool appliqué skills, teaching you several placement methods. Embroidery with a variety of fibers—threads and ribbon—and several ribbon flowers will enhance our wool design. Optional wool kits will be available for purchase in two colorways, and a variety of ribbon and embroidery threads will be for sale. You will need to provide your background of choice. Border patterns for both the full quilt and the wall hanging will be included with the Fraktur  medallion pattern.
Design area of medallion is 15" x 15".

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Memphis in the fall should be beautiful!! We are so excited to visit there this autumn!

Class

Village Wanderings: Homes

Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

5530 Shady Grove Rd. 

Memphis, Tennessee 38120

Thursday-Friday, October 20-21, 2022

9:00 AM–3:00 PM

What is more charming than a village of quaint homes bedecked with flower boxes abounding with blooms. Our Village Wanderings—Homes are each framed with embroidered ribbon swags. We will learn how to construct the Autumn House in class, along with all the embroidery stitches needed to create your own set of homes. Choose one house or maybe all four!

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We are staying close to home to teach at Milltown Quilters, which was originally scheduled for the day Covid shut everything down. We are so glad it's has been rescheduled!

Lecture

The Stories in Our Quilts

Milltown Quilters 

Meeting at Christ Memorial Presbyterian

10600 Shaker Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

10:3o AM—11:30 AM

https://milltownquilters.com/

What do quilts and stories have to do with each other? Everything, actually! Have you ever had a piece of needlework passed down through your family and wondered who made it, how they made it, and/or why? These are the stories of our families—part of our history. So often these gems are tucked away in a chest or put on a closet shelf. But there is a wealth of information within those stitches, if only we knew their stories. Our quilts give us opportunities to tell our stories. Enjoy an hour of storytelling as we share some of our favorite quilts (old and new) and the tales they tell.

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Class

Ribbon Basics—Creating and Embroidering Ribbon Flora

Milltown Quilters 

Meeting at Christ Memorial Presbyterian

10600 Shaker Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

10:3o AM—11:30 AM

https://milltownquilters.com/

In this skills-based workshop, we will explore various kinds of ribbon and methods of creating flowers and leaves. Some units will be created off-block, and others will be directly embroidered onto a ground cloth. You will learn to manipulate wired ribbon, seam binding ribbon, hand-dyed bias silk ribbon, and 4mm and 7mm silk ribbon. The same techniques can be used with different materials to yield different looks. Once you learn the techniques, you can experiment, play, and let your creativity soar! You will be stitching a garden in no time.

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To round out our 2022 year, it is our honor to be invited to lecture and give a workshop for The Appliqué Society. This fabulous organization promotes the art of all things appliqué. Hope you can join us!

Lecture

The Texture Lecture

The Appliqué Society (TAS)

Via Zoom Conference Service

Thursday, November 10, 2022

7:00 PM—8:00 PM 

https://www.theappliquesociety.org/

Adding texture to our quilts adds a wonderful, new dimension to them whether they are appliquéd or pieced. In this lecture, we will share the many different ways to add texture through embroidery, fibers, and embellishment. We invite you to join us as we explore techniques to bring your quilts to life with texture.

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Class

Petite Floral Wreath

The Appliqué Society (TAS)

Via Zoom Conference Service

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 AM—4:30 PM 

https://www.theappliquesociety.org/

A walk through the garden is the perfect inspiration for this wreath of flowers. Pansies, clematis, roses, and baby's-breath welcome warm thoughts of springtime. Silk ribbon and embroidery add dimension, making these blooms come to life. In this class, we will explore a number of techniques, including wool appliqué, gathered ribbon flowers, and the ribbon stitch. You’ll learn the embroidery stitches—using a variety of fibers—that will add realism to your flora.

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Coming Soon

2023

What a fabulous week we had at the 2022 Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, VA!

We are honored to be a part of the illustrious faculty of this fabulous appliqué conference.

Look for news on that event on August 6.

 

We now have patterns and kits for four of our Woodland Reverie blocks and

for all of the series in our Village Wanderings quilt available for sale in our store!

Class, Session 1—

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Academy of Appliqué

Kingsmill Resort

1010 Kingsmill Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Feb. 27–March 1, 2023

www.academyofapplique.com

Class, Session 2—

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Academy of Appliqué

Kingsmill Resort

1010 Kingsmill Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

March 2–4, 2023

www.academyofapplique.com

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The Blue Jar Mystery Stitch-A-Long has ended, but all of our Woolie Friends still have patterns and kits available!
For more information, see our 
 
Woolie Friends Stitch-Alongs page.