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Little Chickadee--Pictorial Hand Applique with David Taylor | May 25

Learn the freezer paper appliqué process for David Taylor's adorable Little Chickadee block using a pre-turned-edge technique and an invisible hand-stitch process. This is the process David uses on his award winning animal wall quilts. David gives lots of demonstrations including his pre-turned edge technique, eliminating the dreaded shadowing and an invisible hand stitch.

In this workshop David Taylor teachs his layered, hand-applique technique with simple applique shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will cover how David builds his pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work!

Per student kit fee of $30.00 is payable to the instructor on day of class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Those who have basic and up hand sewing skills should do well in this workshop.
Materials Included: Kit will be purchased on the day of class for $30.00 and includes all pre-washed fabrics needed for the block, fat-quarter background, pattern, full-color instructions, freezer paper templates and tracing paper overlay.
Requirements: Supplies: Paper Scissors and Fabric Scissors; Hand sewing needle (Bohin Long Applique size 10 is recommended); Hand sewing thread (YLI soft touch cotton 60# is recommended); Applique pins (Bohin recommended); Pencil or mechanical pencil; Reseal-able plastic bag to hold applique shapes; Finger stiletto (trolley needle, optional, but very useful). This is an all day class, please bring a lunch.
Instructor: David Taylor
Instructor Bio: DAVID M. TAYLOR was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been the recipient of the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006, 2014), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008), among others. His art quilts hang in numerous private collections worldwide. To learn more about David and his quilts visit
Required per student kit fee of $30.00 is payable to the instructor on day of class.

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