When you ﬁlled out your membership application in the spring, many of you also indicated quilt teachers that you would like to see lecture and teach for our guild. These requests were all passed along to me and I wanted to let you know the status on most of your requests.
Barbara Brackman is no longer teaching for quilt guilds.
Bonnie Hunter is booked through 2018 and is not currently taking booking beyond that date.
Caryl Bryer Fallert is not teaching for guilds.
Angela Walters came to teach for our guild in 2016.
Edyta Sitar was contacted by email with a request but she did not respond.
Gwen Marston is no longer teaching for individual guilds.
Kathy Sandbach died in 2012.
Kim Deihl is not taking new teaching engagements.
Susan Carlson came to teach for our guild in 2016.
Mark Lipinski class and lecture cost is not economical for our guild.
Vicki Bellino does teach classes.
I just thought you should would want to know that I do pay attention to your input. Feel free to send me your ideas at any time.
We’ve got some pretty exciting things coming up!
Philippa is a master quiltmaker
who lives in Yorkshire England.
Her quilts have won multiple international awards,
The Best of Show in the Birmingham Quilt show in 2017.
Her winning quilt is in the picture.
Three of her quilts are in the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky.
She was trained as a clothing designer and she had a business making wedding and evening dresses.
Her book, Applique Mastery is full of information about applique and finishing techniques and has complete instructions on how to make your version of Philippa’s award winning quilt “Bird By Bird”.
Philippa will be here for our April lecture.
She will also be teaching (1) two day class and (2) one day classes as outlined below.
We wanted to take full advantage of her visit as she has so much to teach us.
These classes will surely fill quickly with this rare opportunity.
Friday and Saturday, April 20 – 21 – Two day class – Machine Applique Masterclass - $70
• Turned edge and satin stitch applique techniques
• Blanket stitch and • free-motion raw edge applique
• A wide range of strip applique.
A range of samples will be sewn.
For turned edge applique there will be a particular emphasis on convex and concave curves, hearts, perfect points, and the smoothest turned edge circles you have seen!
We will look at ways of embellishing these with embroidery and purchased trims such as rick rack. For the satin stitch, we will discover the best threads to use, how to create perfect satin stitch circles and how to deal with corners and points.
We will examine all kinds of strip applique including continuous bias strips, Rouleau loops, mitered strips and the skinniest bias strips to be seen.
A range of handouts and patterns will be given and can be used as starting point for your own applique project – which might be a cushion or even a king-sized quilt!
You will be sure to leave class with a good understanding of how shape informs technique, and a wealth of creative ideas.
Learn how easy and versatile trapunto and corded yarn trapunto can be.
Both are fabulous ways of adding sculptural dimension to your work, giving a lovely combination of line and shape definition.
Discuss material and equipment preferences, and gain insight into original and distinctive designs. After demonstrations students produce a small trapunto and corded trapunto sample quilt using the techniques Philippa employs in her own work.
Patterns are provided at a small charge.
There will be a choice of different patterns to accommodate different tastes and ability levels.
Learn award winning techniques to get the best possible finish to the edges of your quilts. In this practical workshop a variety of samples are made.
These include beautiful mitered borders, contrasting fabric covered piping, the neatest double folded binding, how to make a hanging sleeve and so much more!
The cost for each day of class is $35 for NQG members; checks should be made payable to Naples Quilters Guild.
The class times are 9:30 to 4:30 and all classes will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in the family life center.
You may sign up for one or all three of Philippa’s classes.
Please secure your place in class by mailing your check to
12510 Shawnee Rd;
Ft. Myers, FL 33913.
If you have questions, you can reach Shari by email at firstname.lastname@example.org