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    Super Member applique's Avatar
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    Keeping It Fresh

    I still do an occasional guest speaker spot at local guilds and have decided to change things up again. I used to drag in a ton of appliqued quilts and tops and do what was basically a detailed show and tell using the quilts and tops as examples of techniques and trial and error. It was a lot of work and now that I have sold so many quilts, and told the stories so many times, I am ready for a change. This month I will show up with a few quilts and sample pieces and a bunch of patterns and how tos. For the past three years I have had a German tour group arrive for a mini make and take. They had originally been scheduled for programs with the National Parks when the government shut down while they were here and I offered to entertain them. I will show them how to adapt patterns without separate pieces or numbering or even from a photo and have them put together a small make and take piece ready to put on to a background and stitch at home. All they need is a pair of small sharp scissors if they have them and a couple of ironing stations. Something a little bit different just for fun!
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    Sounds interesting. Love your patterns!

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    ​Very cute!

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    Love your idea and your examples are cute!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Love the FISH!! So bright. Good Luck.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Absolutely love your designs. The one with the little girls is so appealing. I like your idea for presenting a mini workshop to show them that applique with fusible web is not necessarily daunting.

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    I love your designs. Your work is exquisite. Your "class" will enjoy it.

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    that's is a great idea. small enough to pack for their trip and class time enlightening

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    I would love to come to your class!!! Beautiful examples.

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    these are adorable!!

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    Cute items. I like the idea of a small make and take project.

    For classes - I prefer only a few examples of how the concept can be used - maybe up to five - after that - show me how !

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    great designs. love the fish and the suit on the little redhead.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Update. It was a small guild with just 40 members and the day after Memorial Day. I figured I'd be lucky to get 20 members but made up the forty kits. Well, it was an overflowing crowd (55 at last count with a lot of guests) and it turned out to be a lot of fun. I count it a success when the treasurer asked if I was sure the amount we agreed to was enough!
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