Welcome to the January 2010 Quilter’s Guild of Dallas Workshops Friday and Saturday, January 8 & 9,2010 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. each day Passion Flowers-Block 4: Lessons in Improvisational Needleturn Appliqué Becky Goldsmith/Piece O’ Cake Designs This is a two-day workshop. The cost for this workshop is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. If you pay for your workshop at least 30 days in advance, there is a $15 discount and the cost will be $65. Workshop Location: First Community Bank Community Room 429 Belle Grove Richardson, TX 75083 The workshop supply list is attached. The workshop will start promptly at 9 A.M. and will end by 4 P.M. We will take a one- hour break for lunch. You can bring your lunch, go out to eat, or, if you prefer, just keep working on your project. There are good, moderately priced eating places close to the workshop location. There is a refrigerator and microwave at the location, which we can use. The bank is located near the southwest corner of Central Expressway (US 75 North) and Arapaho in Richardson, Texas. Take the Arapaho exit off Central Expressway/ US 75 N. The bank is on Belle Grove, a short street that is one block south of Arapaho and West of Central Expressway. It is just south of the Richardson City Hall and next to the Richardson Post Office. The Guild has some extension cords, irons and ironing pads. For classes where an iron is needed you may want to bring your own iron. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. If you have any questions, feel free to call Marie Zaczkowski at 972/495-7596 (day or evening) or 214/957-7190 (cell) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE QUILTER’S GUILD OF DALLAS WORKSHOPS. For more information about other Guild workshops, see the registration table at Guild meetings or visit our website at www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/workshops.htm. See more information about this artist on her website at http://www.pieceocake.com/index.html To register, send payment to: Marie Zaczkowski 1105 Meadow Lane Sachse, TX 75048 Becky Goldsmith Piece O’ Cake Designs 919 Starlight Drive, Sherman, TX 75090 Email - email@example.com On the Web @ www.pieceocake.com Read my blog @ http://pieceocake.typepad.com/piece-o-cake-blog/ Passion Flowers - Block #4 Lessons In Improvisational Needleturn Appliqué. Explore a variety of design options as you learn how to improvise within a pattern to create a quilt with a happy and contemporary attitude. The backgrounds in this quilt are randomly pieced from freely cut pieces and the appliqué is casually placed. A 2-day class will spend the first day on color, design, and background construction. The second day of class will be spent on needleturn appliqué techniques. Supply List Book: The book Appliqué Outside the Lines by Piece O' Cake Designs. NOTE: I will provide you with a pattern and copies for making templates in class. You will need this book to complete the quilt. Optional – The New Appliqué Sampler by Piece O’ Cake Designs Fabric for a 2-day Class: Choose 100% cotton fabric. Pre-wash your fabric (because it appliqués better). Bring a variety of fabrics similar in both color and value to construct a background square that is 26" x 26". While there is a limit to how much fabric you can bring to class, you will be happier if you have more, rather than fewer, choices. Bring a variety of fabric scraps for stems, leaves, and flowers. Basic Sewing Supplies for 2-day Classes: Small, sharp paper scissors Small, sharp embroidery-sized fabric scissors An ultra fine point black Sharpie marker A 24" x 24" piece of clear upholstery vinyl in a medium weight. Cut the tissue paper that comes with the vinyl 24" x 24" as well and bring both to class. Five sheets of clear, heavy weight, self-adhesive laminate – available at most office supply stores, at some craft stores, and on our website. Get single-sided sheets, not the 2-sided pouches. I will supply you with some needles and 1/2" sequin pins to use in class. You will probably need some additional pins. The following 100% cotton threads are suitable for machine piecing and hand appliqué. I will have some on hand for you to try in your appliqué. You will need a spool of one of these for your machine piecing. I recommend Superior Masterpiece 50 weight, Aurifil 50 weight, DMC 50 weight machine embroidery thread, or Mettler 60 weight. White Chalk Pencil (I like the General’s charcoal pencil in white, not in other colors) A Quilter’s Ultimate Mechanical Pencil (.05 lead) Another nice choice for a dark pencil is the Sketch & Wash by General’s A sandpaper board. If you don’t have a sandboard, bring a sheet of fine grain sandpaper. A baggie for your templates Optional - A light and an extension cord in case the room is dark. (The light in the workshop room is good.) Optional - Many people find that appliqué is easier if they have a pillow in their lap to rest their forearms on. It’s a good idea to bring a pillow to class for this purpose. Additional Supplies for a 2-Day Class: Something suitable for a design wall that is at least 40” x 40” and tape or stitck pins to hang it. A sewing machine in good working order that you know how to use. (I am unfortunately not a sewing machine mechanic.) You will use your machine for piecing the backgrounds. You don't need your biggest, most expensive machine. An extension cord and/or power strip. (Guild has enough if you don’t want to bring your own.) A rotary cutting mat and rotary cutter. A ruler is optional. Scotch tape Longer pins to use with your design wall. If you are unable to find any of the supplies on this list, please check our website (http://www.pieceocake.com/) or email me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to make sure you have what you need for class.