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Rita Verroca's Needle Turn Applique with Broderie Perse Workshop

Flowers can speak volumes, yet never make a sound.Their rich history and unparalleled symbolism make flowers so much more than just nature’s beauty. They have inspired us for centuries and quilters in particular are called into their spell as they have used these images to adorn their quilts.

The magnificent Baltimore Album quilts of the 19th century are such an example and to our surprise often display a graceful combination of both appliqué and broderie perse. The use of imported  French fabrics gave some blocks a sophisticated look and sat in contrast to the more folk-like designs of the neighboring block. Rita combines both techniques in this lovely new design and will teach you why certain fabrics work better than others and will cover the needle turn technique suited for this kind of appliqué. Join Rita and learn how to look and interpret fabric in a new and exciting way.
Class participants can choose to work on Rita's class project (shown below), or continue work on their own project that they have in process as they learn Rita's techniques.

Learn traditional needle turn applique techniques from a master!

Supply List for Rita's Heart Shaped Garland Block ~


- One piece of 21” plain or printed cotton fabric or any other background fabric of your choice for 18” block

- Lots of small pieces of fabric in various colors for flowers, laves, stems and buds to match the image of your personal preference


- Appliqué needles, size 10 and/or 11
- Threads to match fabric (good appliqué threads are DMC, Aurifil and Mettler 60 weight) - Small applique scissors
- Sharp paper scissors to cut laminated patterns
- Thimble
- Silk glass pins
- Pigma pen Micron 005 and 01 in light brown and black
- Personal sewing lamp
- Glue stick
- Clover water soluble marker to mark background fabric or marking pen of your choice
- Clover eraser pen
- 4 inch ruler
- Small cutting mat to stitch on (optional)

Rita will have these supplies available for sale in class in case you have trouble locating these items. Kits will also be available in class to purchase from Rita (please email Rita at

Click Here for the Supply List for the Mariner's Compass Broderie Perse Project

Spring Water Designs Class Cancellation Policy and Inclement Weather Information can be found Here on our Policies Page

Instructor: Rita Verroca
Instructor Bio: Rita Verroca

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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