Shelley Greener Workshop - Color Arrangement and Stitch Choices in Machine Applique
October 17, 2015 –
Shelley Greener, a multi-talented local quilter whom many of you may know, will join us in October.
In the morning, Shelley will speak with us about how to choose colors that really make our quilts pop. Her trunk show will clearly demonstrate that she knows how to do that pretty darn well.
In the afternoon, Shelley will teach how the creative uses of thread color and various machine stitches can change our machine appliquéd project from ho hum to whoo hoo!!!!!
HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: “Color Arrangement and Stitch Choices in Machine Appliqué”
Saturday, October 17, 2015. 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Grace Church. Limit 20 students.
Cost: $20 for Wiltwyck members ($25 for non-members).
Shelley will focus on color arrangement and stitch choices to create a quilt block using a simple design of a flower in a vase. Shelley will provide the pattern for the block and we shall bring to class the following Supply List (revised):
- Sewing machine with multiple stitch options
- Open toe foot
- Sewing basics: scissors (for fabric and for paper), ruler, needles, pencil etc.
- Background fabric in a neutral color: 14’ x 14” square
- Stabilizer (light weight tear away) 14” x 14” square
- Wonder Under (or equivalent) ½ yard
- Five 5” squares of fabric for flower, ranging in shade from light to dark. Stay away from solids and look for fabrics with variegation~ shading or spots of different hues within each fabric
- 3” square for flower center
- Four 5” squares of fabric in shades of variegated green for leaves and stem
- 8” square of interesting fabric for vase
- Several matching machine embroidery threads for all fabrics
- #90 machine embroidery needle
- Several empty bobbins
Pre-class prep: Iron all fabric squares to Wonder Under