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Beginning Applique Basics – A Fantastic Adventure

Instructor – Sue Troyan

Sue Troyan has been teaching quilting for over 40 years and specializes in teaching technique classes to quilters of all experience levels. She believes in a light-hearted approach to teaching that builds confidence and ensures success for students. Sue especially enjoys hand appliqué, and discovering and sharing new methods and ideas. A charter member of the 19th Century Patchwork Divas, Sue has had a number of her reproduction quilts exhibited at Quilts, Inc. shows, including Houston, Chicago and Long Beach, CA, as well as at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado and Mid-Atlantic Quilt Shows. Her work has been published in a number of books, most recently in History Repeated, Gone to Texas, and The 19th Century Patchwork Divas Treasury of Quilts.

Class Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Class Description: Using one of Mimi Dietrich’s designs (We have her permission and her blessings!), you’ll learn everything you need to know to overcome any hesitancy and begin your adventure in Applique! Beginning with getting the design from paper to fabric to curves, outside points, inside points, perfect circles (Yes! Perfect!), and layering. Next you’ll go beyond “basics” to just a few fancy things like folded buds, gathered posies, padded blossoms and, time permitting, the elegant ruched rose. Yes, that’s a lot, but we’ll have all day, and by the end of the day you’ll have discovered why appliquers love applique so much.

Join Sue as you open the door to your own Fantastic Adventure in Applique!

Block pattern for the class will be provided. Pattern is from Baltimore Blocks for Beginners by Mimi Dietrich (This book is currently out of print, but available online, often at inflated prices. HOWEVER, Sue will have a number of new, signed books from the author, Mimi Dietrich, at the discounted price, $19.99. If you would like to reserve a copy for purchase, please email Sue at right away!)

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