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Becky's Workshops

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NOTE TO ORGANIZERS: Applique With Attitude refers to our book and to the fast, fun applique technique that features needleturned edges with VISIBLE stitches! I can teach most of the classes on this page with this stitching technique instead of the invisible stitch. Just ask when you are booking classes.


Backyard Birds

Learn hand applique techniques while you work on a block bursting with fresh colors! This block from Backyard Birds features the green-tailed tohee—although my bird has a blue tail :-).

In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include cutaway applique, outer points, curves, and off-the-block construction.

This 1- or 2-day class is suitable for all skill levels. In a 2-day class you will have the opportunity to play with color and more time to perfect your applique techniques. Quilters really enjoy having the extra day in class working on their color choices! One-day classes focus on sewing techniques.

The pattern for this 12" x 12" block is included.

Click here for the Backyard Birds supply list.

 


Best-Ever Quilter's House

Sunshine-y flowers bloom over a very cute house in this block from the book, The Best-Ever Applique Sampler.

This 1-day class focuses on applique techniques that include easy template making, placement overlays, curves, points, reverse and cutaway applique.

The pattern for this 14" x 14" house block is included in the class handout. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

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Texas Tulips

Learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier. In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include cutaway applique, outer and inner points, and curves.

Students work on the center 12" x 12" block in class. The pattern for this small quilt is included.

This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

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Best-Ever Vase of Flowers

Learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier. The pattern for this 14" x 14" block from our book, The Best-Ever Applique Sampler, is included in the class.

In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch. Stitching techniques include cutaway applique, outer and inner points, and curves.

This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Vase of Flowers supply list.

 


Chirp - Applique With Attitude

Learn to applique with attitude the Piece O' Cake way! Your stitches not only hold the applique in place, they embellish as well! The edge of the applique is needleturned and sewn with perle cotton. This applique method is fast and fun and very cute!

We will cover three different stitches in this 1-day class suitable for all skill levels.

The pattern for the 10" x 10" mini-quilt is included.

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Blowin' In The Wind

Learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier. In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include 2-point leaves, cutaway applique, outer points and the invisible stitch. This class focuses on applique techniques.

You will work on one 14" x 14" block. The pattern for this quilt is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

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Fresh Picked Posies

Learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier. In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include cutaway applique, points, and curves. This class focuses on applique techniques.

The 15" x 15" pattern for Block 9 from Fresh Pickes Posies is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

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Whimsical Quilt Garden

Learn hand applique techniques while you work on a block that has just about the cutest bird you'll ever see!

In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include cutaway applique, points, and curves.

This 1- or 2-day class is suitable for all skill levels. In a 2-day class you will have the opportunity to play with color and more time to perfect your applique techniques. Quilters really enjoy having the extra day in class working on their color choices! One-day classes focus on sewing techniques.

The pattern for this 10" x 10" block is included.

Click here for the Whimsical Quilt Garden supply list.

 


Passion Flowers

Learn hand applique techniques that will help you sew better and happier. In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on a 12" x 12" version of this block in class.

NOTE: You have the option of piecing your background as I did in the book or of using a single piece of fabric.

A 12" x 12" block pattern is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Passion Flowers supply list.

 


Aunt Millie's Garden

This lovely block from an old-fashioned garden is yours, fresh for the picking! Learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier.

In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work on your block in class. Techniques include cutaway applique, points, and curves. This class focuses on applique techniques.

The 14" x 14" pattern for this block from Aunt Millie's Garden is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Aunt Millie's Garden supply list.

 


Happy Houses

Wouldn't you want to live here?! Make your own happy neighborhood as you learn a variety of hand applique techniques that include easy template making, placement overlays, reverse and cutaway applique.

This 1-day class focuses on applique techniques.

The pattern for this 8" x 8" house block is included in the class handout. (NOTE: This house block is from the I Want To Go Home ePattern. If you want to make the larger quilt, you'll need to purchase that ePattern.)

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Improvisational Quiltmaking

Focus on either Picasso's Garden OR The Ground (as seen from above)

Color, cut, sew, and improvise as you work on either of the quilts above. Picasso's Garden is a cubist rendering of leafy vines; The Ground is a modern representation of the ground as seen from an airplane.

The backgrounds are composed of freely-cut pieces, sewn together into a patchwork field. The applique pieces are cut without a pattern and placed by eye on the background. Your color confidence and improvisation skills will grow as you master this approach to quiltmaking.

This class can be taught as either a 1- or 2-day class. A 1-day class will be spent on color, design, and construction on the sewing machine. A 2-day class includes hand applique techniques.

This class is suitable for all skill levels. Students can work on either design in class.

Click here for the Picasso's Garden supply list.

Click here for the The Ground supply list.

 


Lorna's Vine

Conquer needle-turned curved edges and learn the hand applique techniques that will help to you sew better and happier. In addition to easy template making and how to make and use a placement for appliqué, you will perfect your invisible appliqué stitch as you work in class. Techniques include off-the-block construction and curves.

The pattern is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Lorna's Vine supply list.

 

 


Quilt Designs for Applique

Have you had trouble figuring how to quilt an applique quilt? This is the class for you! We will work together in a group to discuss quilt designs and the impact they have on your quilt.

Each student is encouraged to bring 1-3 quilt tops and/or quilt patterns to class. Pieced quilts are welcome. Time will be set aside for students to 'doodle' designs for their own quilts.

This class is suitable for quilters of all skill levels. Click here for the Quilting Designs supply list.

 


How Much?

1-Day (6-Hour) Workshops: $750

2-Day Workshops: $1500

20 students maximum, additional students by permission of instructor.

I limit the number of students in my classes so that I can spend time with each student on an individual basis. In certain situations, it is possible to have more students, but this limits the one on one time with each pupil.

1 Hour Lecture: $450

Other Expenses including travel, meals, and lodging are listed in my contract.

Prices are locked in once a contract is signed.

Required Equipment for Workshops

I will bring a digital projector and camera to use in workshop presentations. Please have the following on hand:

Contact Info:

Becky Goldsmith

Piece O’ Cake Designs

919 Starlight Drive, Sherman, TX 75090

903-821-3863

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