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so you can see what is happening through our needles' eyes!
We nearing the end of our second year teaching our Block of the Month, In the Garden, at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks, in Frederick, MD. You can read about each block on our blog, and patterns will be available for purchase in our web shop.
In the Garden
Block of the Month
2nd Saturday of the month,
1 to 4 PM
Beginning January 12, 2019
120 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
These designs were created for our wool Block of the Month series, In the Garden. The blocks can be part of a quilt, or you can use the finished block in any way you would like: a small wall hanging, tablemat, or whatever you and your creativity decide! We have created a quilt with the twelve blocks; we hope you will join us on our gardening journey! We will meet on Satuday afternoons at the shop (left), but you will be able to follow along via our blog if you live too far away! In fact, you will be able to purchase a complete wool and thread kit from Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks, and the ribbon needed will be included with your pattern. It's never too late to join us In the Garden!!
Oak Leaves and Acorns
Cardinals and Holly
March: Robin and Forsythia
Dragonfly and Fern
Hummingbird and Fuchsia
Monarch and Butterfly Bush
Wheelbarrow of Flowers
We are thrilled to be teaching again at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, VA, in 2020!
We are working on a new quilt and would love for you to join us on our adventure.
Class: Woodland Reverie
Academy of Appliqué
in Historic Williamsburg
1010 Kingsmill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
March 2–4, 2020
Join us on our adventure into nature’s wonderland! We are introducing our new quilt, Woodland Reverie, with two different blocks from which to choose. All skills for both blocks will be covered—and many overlap—so you will be able to add new techniques to your stitching toolbox. Multiple methods of appliqué will be taught, along with stumpwork, ribbon work, and embroidery. We will play with exciting new fibers and techniques to help you bring life to these dimensional woodland blocks. Will you choose the autumnal acorn wreath or the springtime swags—with a light background or a dark one? Or maybe you’ll feel inspired to tackle both on your way to creating the entire quilt!
Teri is excited to be teaching at The Spring Fiber Fest near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—
"a retreat for all those who love wool and hand stitching!!"
Class: Floral Wool Appliqué with Ruched Ribbon and Beaded Center
March 28, 2020
The Spring Fiber Fest 2020
Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Fairfield , Pa. 17320
March 26-29, 2020
We go beyond basic wool appliqué as we create this charming dimensional flower. The center is created with a ruched ribbon, and topped with a few beads. Embroidery around the outer petals completes this bloom, and it will be ready to frame, with a padded finish to give your piece some loft. We may even have time to add some vines in the border!
The class fee includes everything you will need to complete the project: handout, background fabric, wool for flower petals, ribbon, beads, floss, needle, thread, batting, and frame.
Kits in a variety of colors will be available. Come join the fun!
To see the full catalog, click here.
Teri has been teaching a series of workshops for the Baltimore Appliqué Society based on the quilt,
In Praise of Jane Austen, made by Mildred Tahara and donated to the BAS.
Family Tree House
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
9691 Gerwig Lane Suite G
Columbia MD 21046
For more information, contact the Baltimore Appliqué Society at
Model by Teri Young
Model by Mildred Tahara
We are delighted to have been invited to teach at Baltimore on the Prairie 202o!
Nebraska, here we come!!
Registration is now open!
Class: Baltimore Fraktur
Baltimore on the Prairie
Lied Lodge and Convention Center
Nebraska City, NE
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. Class kits will include all ribbon needed to complete the block, and optional wool kits will be available for purchase in two colorways.
Class: Floral Elegance
Baltimore on the Prairie
Lied Lodge and Convention Center
Nebraska City, NE
This design was created to showcase a neutral palette. Various neutral wools were used for the leaves and vase, while assorted cream, taupe, and beige ribbons were used for the flowers. These neutral shades work together to create an elegant vase of flowers that would be perfect as a wall hanging or a center medallion to build a quilt around. This class will cover basic wool appliqué skills, along with various techniques to create the ribbon flowers. Simple embroidery stitches will also be taught to add that perfect final detail to your block.
We still have a few kits of the blocks we previously taught at the Academy of Appliqué available in our web store—including all material, ribbon, and thread needed to complete the blocks, with detailed pictorial instructions.
Kits are limited, so act fast if you are interested!
Ribbon comes to life as beautiful blooms for this lovely vase of flowers, inspired by a Baltimore Album block from the Lovely Lane Museum. You can have fun exploring a variety of materials (ribbons, velvet, wool, gimp, metallic threads, silk) to create a sunflower, violet, honeysuckle, asters, and roses in a lovely Victorian vase—as well as a buzzing bee. We use back-basting appliqué, our preferred method, for most of the foliage, though you can use your method of choice. Embroidery stitches add the finishing touches, including some stumpwork techniques. The kit includes all ribbon and embroidery threads needed to complete the block.
Inspired by vintage botanical prints, these four small blocks—featuring sweet peas, tulips, zinnias, and a lily—are created with a wealth of materials, including wired ribbon, silk ribbon, sari silk, hand-dyed threads, velvet, and more. The kit includes all ribbon and embroidery threads needed to complete the four blocks, which can be used individually, joined together, or become part of a quilt. Find out just how fun and easy it is to make realistic blooms out of ribbon!
This original quilt design uses the Lovely Vase block as a center medallion, with the four Botanical Beauties blocks as corner blocks. The kit here includes the ribbon and thread needed for the four swags, as well as directions for assembling the entire quilt. Quilt measures 38 inches square, with border.
The Secret Garden
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 classic, The Secret Garden, is the inspiration for this block. Create your own secret gardens (sans weeds), using a variety of techniques and fibers. Back-basting appliqué builds the garden walls; embroidery and ribbon work will fill it with blooms; a creative use of sari silk will give your gnarled wisteria trunk dimension; and gathered ribbon flowers frame it all.
Zierblumen (Bouquet of Flowers)
Ribbon blooms in this lovely bouquet are inspired by an antique chromolithograph print from Germany entitled “Zierblumen,” dated 1894. Ribbon is transformed into roses, carnations, fuchsia, pansies, geraniums, forget-me-nots, and some leaves. Basic embroidery stitches add the finishing touches. Kit includes all fabric, ribbon, and embroidery threads needed to complete the block, except background fabric.
Our pattern, Marcia's Flowers, is now available in our web store! You have the choice of a warm or bright color palette, and can select either a paper copy or a digital copy (for a discount.)
This wool appliqué pattern was created to top a wooden box, but it could be used as a pillow, a block in a wall hanging, a book cover, or a sewing kit cover . . . wherever your imagination takes you! Complete pattern with templates and embroidery stitch guide included. Finished size: 8”x10” (design size: 5¼”x8¼”)
Our Fairy Tale Album is adding to its adventures. Last summer, it was displayed at the Festival of Quilts Exhibition 2018 in Birmingham, England. The quilt was previously included in the special exhibit, In the American Tradition—Appliqué, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November of 2016, and in Chicago in April of 2017. Most recently, it hung in Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in February 2019!