Becky Goldsmith Passion Flower by tyndale


									    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
           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

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 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

See more information about this artist on her website at

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
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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

Supply List
  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
 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,
 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
  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
  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
  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 ( or email me at and I'll do my best to make sure you have
what you need for class.

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