These classes are most effective in achieving applique confidence when offerred in a two day workshop. The results are transformational!
Mastery Class - Joy
Joy is just what you’ll feel when joining Kristin for this class.
Learn how to applique using Kristin’s best hints for
invisible stitches with flawless results! We’ll make bias
tube vines, then turn to perfect leaf points, round sassy
berries, and smooth curves. Make all four
for a handsome 4-block quilt, or use just
one for the stunning center of a medallion.
You will leave class filled with information and
Confident beginner to advanced. 6 hours.
Hand applique. Pattern fee $8.00.
Applique Confidence - Garden Baskets
Stitch this stunning 10” x 34” basket block, fresh from
Kristin’s Garden Basket quilt pattern. Methods for
making bias tube vines and stitching very narrow leaf
points are demonstrated. Techniques for conquering
inside curves, maintaining smooth outside curves,
and impeccable stitching tips are stressed. Individual
help for color decisions is gladly provided. Pattern for
complete quilt is available.
Confident beginner to advanced. 6 hours.
Improve Your Applique Stitch - Bless Us All
A handsome basket holds easy to stitch blooms
and berries in Kristin’s patriotic design. Tools
and techniques for basic appliqué are discussed.
Each student receives personal attention as she
learns to stitch smooth curves, sharp points,
round berries and narrow vines on this 20-inch
block. Beginning students get off to the right start
while more advanced stitchers benefit from
Kristin’s best tips for exquisite appliqué.
Confident beginner to all levels. 6 Hours. Hand
appliqué. Pattern fee $8.00.
Perfecting Points, Curves and Reverse Applique
I am so excited to offer this action packed workshop to you applique lovers. We’ll stitch my whimsical design, EMPTY NEST…a 34” x 38” wall hanging complete with Carolina Wrens, free flowering blooms, and of course a little empty nest. The emphasis will be on perfecting your stitching skills – invisible stitches, sharp perfect points, smooth inside curves, lump-less circles and berries! We’ll learn how to make bias tubes and even try some reverse applique. A very comprehensive class, yet the project is small enough TO FINISH!!! Can’t wait to see you for a day guaranteed to fill you up with friendship and the best applique tips anywhere.
Confident beginners to advanced. 6 hours. Hand applique. Pattern fee $8.00.
The Art of Flawless Applique - Wisdom Gathered
From my book “At Piece With Time”
Four lovely triangles composed of delicate vines and blooms, form a circle of beauty around a pieced Blazing Star. The result is a stunning medallion wall hanging, celebrating the strength and wisdom each woman achieves on her journey through life! Throughout this class, Kristin offers each student personal help with color, sharing her simple but oh so effective tips for invisible applique. The use of an overlay system is discussed as well as the best tools and techniques for delicious applique.
Confident beginner to advanced. 6 or 12 hours. Hand applique.
The Treasures of My Heart - A Very Personal Album
Two day class
Using the quilt design from my book, A Southern Album,
we’ll explore the themes of home, friends and family,
uprooting moves and even spiritual growth. Learn to
pick traditional block designs for their meaningful
names… Delectable Mountains if you live in the
Rockies, or Ocean Waves for all those beach
memories. I then show you how to embellish the
block with a bit of appliqué to make it your very
own. This exciting combination of pieced
blocks and appliqué details offers amazing
design possibilities! We’ll start our adventure
with the stunning Fortress Star - so symbolic of
the family, church or community that “centers”
us. Let me guide you through just a bit of
machine piecing as we stitch this star together
(machines can be shared if necessary). The
appliqué fun then begins as we surround the
star with a lovely meandering vine. Learn to
stitch smooth curves on little blooms, vines,
and easy yo-yo berries. This information is
helpful for any appliqué border or vines.
Suitable for Confident Beginners