Workshop Descriptions

Sashiko Techniques

1-Day Workshop

· Learn how to transfer your design to dark fabric, all about sashiko needles, threads, conditioners, and suitable fabrics for sashiko.

· Learn how to judge your stitch length to make even stitches, perfect points, curves, and geometric designs.

· Explore traditional and innovative ways to use sashiko in your quilts.

· Workshop includes a packet of sashiko designs.

Many samples will be on display.

Designing with Sashiko & Appliqué


2-5 Day Workshop

Translate your ideas into an original quilt design combining sashiko and appliqué. No drawing experience needed! We will work from photographs of your favorite flowers, drafting tools and overlays of tracing paper.

· Learn how capture the essence of a flower, find the best aspect, simplify shapes for appliqué, and choose fabric to give your flowers dimension.

· Discover how to outline intricate shapes with sashiko to complement your appliqué.

Hand Appliqué Techniques


1-2 Day Workshop

· Take a simple flower shape and find just the right fabric to fussy cut to make it look realistic and dimensional.

· Pre-form your flower with the press-over heat resistant Mylar method and add more depth and shading with fabric paint, markers, watercolor pencils.

· Learn all about applique threads, needles, and how to make invisible stitches.

Hand Sashiko and Appliqué: Bamboo Garden Quilt

22½” x 30½”

2-Day Workshop

Hibiscus grow in almost every color except blue. Heliconias are dramatic pendulous flowers ranging in colors from hot pink, yellow to deep red or orange.

Make a tropical wall quilt and choose your favorite color scheme!

· Learn how to pattern transfer onto dark fabric.

· Tips and techniques to make perfect sashiko stitches.

· Try my favorite Mylar method to form crisp accurate appliqué shapes, ready to appliqué down.

· Paper-pieced, needle-turn appliqué will also be demonstrated.

· How to choose and fussy cut fabric to make realistic dimensional flowers.

· Finishing and quilting techniques.

Kits Available

Hand Sashiko and Appliqué: Tropical Waves Quilt

24½” x 41”

2-Day Workshop

This quilt uses scattered wave motifs and diagonal schools of fish to pull your eye through the picture. Five traditional Japanese kamon wave variations are worked with sashiko thread on indigo and then appliquéd in circles onto a graduated background.

Create your own variation! Sashiko circles and fish are formed before appliquéing them down, giving you a chance to experiment with placement.

Learn:

· how to pattern transfer to dark fabric

· traditional sashiko techniques.

· how to choose and fussy cut fabrics to create dimension and movement.

· how to pre-form dolphins and fish easily with the press–over Mylar method.

· sandwiching and basting

· marking and quilting with variegated thread

Kits Available

Sea Life Sashiko

Hand Sashiko
1-Day Workshop

Choose one of nine sea life designs to make a 16”x16” block.

Learn how to transfer a design to dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches.

Optional: Embellish sashiko designs with fusible machine appliqué.

Try my favorite appliqué method: press-over heat resistant Mylar to form crisp, accurate shapes.

Koi Water & Waves

Hand Sashiko
Fusible or Hand Appliqué

· pattern transfer

· sashiko techniques

· fusible and hand appliqué

Kits Available

Wildflowers

Combining Hand Sashiko and Appliqué
1-2 Day Workshop

Choose one of 9 tropical flower designs. Learn how to:

· pattern transfer onto dark fabric

· choose and fussy cut fabric to make realistic dimensional flowers

· make perfect sashiko stitches

· use my favorite appliqué method: press-over heat resistant Mylar to form crisp accurate shapes!

· finishing and quilting will be covered

· paper-pieced, needle-turn appliqué will also be demonstrated

Kits Available

Tropical Foliage


Hand Sashiko
1-Day Workshop

Choose one of 11 tropical foliage designs to make a 16″ x 16″ sashiko panel. Learn how to transfer a design to dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated, along with creative ways to use the panels in a quilt.

Kits Available

Big Island Birds


Hand Sashiko and Appliqué
1-2 Day Workshop

Choose one of 9 Hawaiian birds and fruit blocks.

· Learn how to pattern transfer onto dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches.

· Try my favorite appliqué method: press-over heat resistant Mylar to form crisp accurate shapes.

· Paper-pieced, needle-turn appliqué will also be demonstrated.

· Learn how to choose and fussy-cut fabric to make realistic dimensional birds and fruit.

Tropical Flowers

1-Day Workshop

· Learn how to transfer your design to dark fabric, all about sashiko needles, threads, conditioners, and suitable fabrics for sashiko.

· Learn how to judge your stitch length to make even stitches, perfect points, curves, and geometric designs.

· Explore traditional and innovative ways to use sashiko in your quilts.

Workshop includes a packet of sashiko designs.

Many samples will be on display.

Tahitian Tivaevae


Hand Appliqué and Embroidery

· Learn to fold & cut a leaf and flower motif in fourths “snowflake style”, how to baste it down and needle-turn appliqué it to your background fabric.

· Add embroidery embellishment with a few simple stitches.

· Fold, cut and baste a graceful curved border to frame your quilt.

· Finishing tips and techniques: how to sandwich, baste and mark geometric designs for quilting.

Traditional Hawaiian Appliqué

2-Day Workshop

Learn how to fold and cut a leaf and flower motif in eighths, to baste it down and needle-turn appliqué. Sandwiching and echo quilting will be demonstrated.

Many samples will be on display.

Plumeria Floating On Water


· Learn how to pattern transfer onto dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches.

· Try my favorite appliqué method: press-over heat resistant Mylar to form crisp, accurate shapes.

· Learn how choose and fussy cut fabric to make realistic dimensional plumeria.

· Paper pieced, needle turn appliqué will also be demonstrated.

· Finishing and quilting will be covered.

“Honu” Sea Turtle & Wave

1-2 Day Workshop

Make waves with fusible or hand appliqué, outline them with Sashiko, and hand appliqué the turtle using press-over heat-resistant Mylar, paper-pieced or needle-turn techniques.

Butterflies & Sashiko


1-2 Day Workshop

· Learn how to pattern transfer onto dark fabric, all about sashiko supplies, and how to make perfect sashiko stitches.

· Try my favorite appliqué method: press-over heat resistant Mylar to form crisp, accurate shapes.

· Paper-pieced, needle-turn appliqué will also be demonstrated.

· Finishing and quilting will be covered.

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