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Baltimore Garden Bluebird Wreath Hand Applique Class with Barbara Burnham



Inspired by designs on the 1848 antique appliqué quilt featured in Barbara’s book, Baltimore Garden Quilt. Start as a beginner, or raise your appliqué skills to a new level. Learn to appliqué with freezer paper on top as a guide for needleturn, and achieve accurate placement of pieces without marking the background. Appliqué smooth curves and leaves with sharp pointy points or softly pointed. Barbara will share her unique method to tame points so they turn easily and securely, and two easy ways to make skinny stems and arrange graceful curves. Discover tricks to handle very small appliqué pieces, minimize bulk and avoid wrinkles on appliqué blocks, and shortcuts to make hand appliqué faster. Experiment with fabrics for realistic effects and color blending. Bring your little bird to life with a tiny embroidered eye, or a polka dot. Embellish roses with a variety of easy embroidery stitches. Barbara uses a video projection system so everyone can see closeups.

Pattern/Handout Fee:  $5.00 includes 15 inch block pattern and printed instructions.

Supply List:

Fabrics:
Background – 17” square, light, white, or subtle print
Bird Body – 8” square, Bird Wings – 8” square
Leaves, Stems – Three fat quarters (18”x22”) similar small prints or leaf prints
Flowers – 10” square Red, 10” square Gold (or choice of colors)

General Supplies:
Appliqué needle (Sharps, size 12) and Embroidery needles
Threads to match appliqué fabrics and white sewing thread for basting
Embroidery floss assortment – Black, White, Greens, Gold, Orange
Fabric scissors: sharp, pointed scissors that cut all the way to the point
Paper scissors: sharp, pointed, for accurate cutting of freezer paper
Thimble
Freezer paper
White 3/16” foamcore board at least 8”x8” (available from instructor)
Dritz® Ball Point Pins Size 17 – 1-1/16” (not the long quilter’s pins)
Mechanical pencil (fine point 0.5 mm)
Water soluble gluestick or washable basting glue
Hera marker
Flexible tape measure
Small rotary mat, rotary cutter, rotary ruler
Lightbox (optional)
Skill Level:
All
Instructor:
Barbara Burnham

Baltimore Garden Bluebird Wreath Hand Applique Class with Barbara Burnham

Cost:
$ 60.00

Contact Us:

Phone: 410-381-0695
Address:  9691 Gerwig Lane Suilte G
                Columbia MD 21046
Hours: M-W & F 10-6, Th 10-8
            Sat 10-5    Sun 12-4