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2023 - Zoom Workshops by Kathy McNeil
1hour lectures
3 and 6 hour workshops. Click below for contract information.

Spirit Owl - UNIT applique -  6 hour workshop (Zoom workshop only 2023/24)
Apliquick tools required.   Bring your Apliquick tools or purchase a Basic kit from instructor. $58.00

Let this wise old owl teach you how easy appliqué can be. Learn to turn your edges with the new Apliquick system.  Turn your edges over Apliquick interfacing which remains in your piece, creating additional dimension. Precision with small shapes has a swift learning curve with this system.  The Apliquick method is sweeping the appliqué world.Enhance the visual impact of your owl by adding details with embroidery stitches. She will be created as an independent unit ready to fly onto any block or scene. As personal totems, Owls offer inspiration and guidance necessary to explore the magic of life.

Owl pattern and fabric kit Required: $28.00

Includes pattern and all thirteen fabrics for your owl. Many of the template shapes have already been cut out with a seam allowance ready to turn the edges.
Apliquick basic tool kit - Includes set of Apliquick rods, glue pen, one refill and 1 unit of Apliquick interfacing.

See this YouTube video for an introduction

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Applique the Easy Way, 3 hour Zoom 
Apliquick tools required.

$ 22.00 pattern and fabric kit required: includes 14 fabrics, and prepared Apliquick template shapes for the top owl is required for Zoom workshops
Zoom workshops - Patterns and fabric kits may be ordered before the workshop by the guild as a group, or students can use my web store to order their own.

 Let these adorable little owls show you how easy the NEW! APLIQUICK SYSTEM of turning your edges can be.  Pattern from Kathy's Award winning quilt - Audubon’s Christmas. Each little owl is created as a unit off block. Enhance the visual impact by adding embroidery and embellishments. 

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Great Blues the Easy, New Apliquick way.
6 hour Zoom workshop .

Beginners to intermediate.  Finished quilt size: 22 x 29 for the full scene shown in the pattern.     
Apliquick tools required. Bring your own to class or purchase from instructors website. $59.00 BAssic tool kit includes 1 yard of template interfacing, two stainless steel Apliquick turning rods, 1 glue pen and 1 refill.
Required pattern is $13.95 and must be ordered from instructor before class. Fabric list included with your pattern. 425,870 0955

 Let’s make one of these beautiful Herons together. Learn the EASY, new Apliquick method of turned edges. This method is sweeping the appliqué world because it is easy to learn, precise and quick. We will use special Apliquick interfacing for our template material. Edges will be swept over the interfacing and left in place, unlike freezer paper that has to be removed.  You will love the extra loft and dimension this adds to each feather. 

 Pre view a video this technique

 Your beautiful birds will be made as free objects, ready to place on the background scene or use as a focal block of your new quilt.

Students do not need to have your background ready before class.  We will discuss options in class. 







Sea Turtle -
6hr Zoom workshop 
Beginners to intermediate.  


 Fast, fun, and Oh so Beautiful. Step into the world of pictorial quilting. Add novelty fussy cut images to personalize your under the sea quilt. Choose from two beloved animals. Learn the steps of layered appliqué. Kathy will teach the easy turned edges Apliquick method for the turtles

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 Workshop includes:
Tips for Basic pattern making for all sea critters using base shapes. 

 Shading objects to increase the sense of form using my favorite paint crayons.

 Choosing fabrics for pictorial work

 Adding 3-D texture and objects to your coral reef including sea fans made completely with thread. See attachment

 Quilting designs for pictorial quilting.

Sea Turtles -
attern fee, $13.95   Turned/ finished  edges with the Apliquick method.  See required tools for this method.
You will need to collect your own fabrics. See pattern for list.

Pajaro Valley Zoom workshop link



Razzle Dazzle those Borders

3 hour lecture style workshop.
There is no limit to the amount of students for this workshop.

Learn to add dynamic visual interest and excitement to your borders. What inspires border designs? How can you be more original?
Multiple examples will be shown along with a discussion about basic construction options.
Let's do more than frame or enlarge those quilt tops. Let's put some pizzazz into your that final piece!
Materials list-  3hour - Note taking pen and paper.
For a 4 hour workshop we have time for the group to look at Quilt tops for border ideas after the presentation. We will take as many of these as time allows.

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