Template-free appliqué workshop

Feb 27, 2013

Camden — Coastal Quilters will meet Saturday, March 9 at the Camden Lions Club on Lion’s Lane in Camden.

Gather at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and socializing. This month’s program/workshop Template-Free Appliqué featuring Coastal Quilters’ member Barb Melchiskey (postponed from January) will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Refreshments, Show and Tell and a short business meeting follow the program.

Melchiskey, an experienced, creative quilter and fabric artisan, has studied and taught hand appliqué for several decades. Her hands-on workshop will teach Template-Free Appliqué, on a small scale allowing participants to actually complete a small project, a greeting card suitable for various holidays and celebrations.

All are welcome to attend, no charge. The suitable blank, frame-style greeting cards and envelopes will be available for cost at $1 per card. Participants need to bring the following materials (enough to create at least one card): size 8 embroidery needle or other larger-eyed needle, straw or other appliqué needle of choice, cotton quilting thread preferably yellow or other light color, background fabric (7-inch square) in white, off-white, muslin or some similar light color, three 4-inch fabric squares in spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter colors, but provide contrast between them. Participants should also bring thread to match fabric square colors, a small pair of sharp pointed scissors, and a mechanical pencil.

Although this workshop will focus on a small scale project, participants gain the knowledge and experience to allow them to transfer the basic technique of template-free appliqué to a wide variety fabric arts projects. For more information about the program or materials list, call 236-9665.

The program will be followed by a refreshment and socialization break, Show and Tell and a short business meeting. Free and open to the public, all welcome. For more information, call Prudy Netzorg, 354-0938 or Stevie Kumble, 236-2352.

If interested in learning more about or joining Coastal Quilters but don’t care to participate in this project, bring handiwork to do during the program. And, remember, the group meets the second Saturday of each month, September to June at 10 a.m.


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