Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lots of Fun & Information at the Pat Sloan Workshop!

Everyone had a blast yesterday as we hosted Pat Sloan at the shop to teach her day long workshop called The Magic of Easy Machine Applique!  I've known Pat for about ten years now and have followed her career, so it was so exciting to have her come and bring her quilts for all of us to see in person and teach at my shop :)

The project we did was based on Pat's Little Blue Bird pattern ~ This is my version made up in purples (I have two kits still available for this version of the quilt Here).  But the workshop was so much more than just working on the project.  Everyone learned lots of tips on how to do fusible machine applique from beginning to end. 

 ...There was lots of stitching and visiting, and maybe even a little chocolate eating :)

 ...And demos.  Pat had some really good information that she shared on fusibles, thread and techniques on stitching.

 ...And of course my favorite part ~ fabric selection and playing with the different fabrics colors and textures.

Pat has been very supportive of me and my little quilting adventure all along the way, so it was so special to have her come and be the teacher of our first day long workshop here at Spring Water Designs.  I know we'll have to have her back again one day!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

PS ~ If you missed this fun day, we have just a few spaces left in our next day long workshop with Pat Speth, author of the Nickel Quilts books coming up this Friday, April 11th.  You can Click Here to read more about the class and to register.  

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