Thursday, October 17, 2013

Freezer Paper Applique Class at Liz B. Quilting!


Hi Everyone!

I am excited about our class this weekend on Sat Oct 19 from 10am – 4pm.  We are going to learn how to do Applique Quilting using the Freezer Paper Method.  This is a great way to make your applique come out great. 

If you are interested in learning how to Applique or you have tried this method before, but found it hard…I urge you to come to Liz B. Quilting at 2757 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste 117, Stafford VA 22554 for this class!  Ann Littleton is teaching this class and is a well-known quilting instructor here in Northern Virginia…here is some more information.

This is handwork, so no need to bring your sewing machine...see the supply list below.

About Ann Littleton -

 Ann is a graduate of James Madison University, with a BS in Elementary Education and Speech Pathology.  She’s been married since 1972, to Joe, a former Navy Pilot.  They have 4 grown children.

 Because of Joe’s ever mobile military career, and her commitment to raise “somewhat well adjusted” children,  Ann’s had many interesting part time jobs, including teaching preschool music for 6 years.  They made their final move to Stafford, VA in 2003.

 Ann began quilt design in 1986.  Articles and photographs of her quilts have appeared in various publications. Several quilts have appeared in national exhibits/ shows. As an experienced quilt teacher and speaker, Ann enjoys combining embellishments and vintage design, along with stories of the friendships of women in her quilts, trunk shows/programs, workshops and patterns.

 Ann’s memberships include Quilter’s Unlimited, Virginia Quilt Museum, Quilters Hall of Fame, Old Dominion Appliqué Society, and Baltimore Appliqué Society.  Other interests include premarital counseling, power boating, along with various volunteer activities.

  These are the supplies that you will need:

Beginning Hand Appliqué

Freezer Paper(Inside) Method

Taught by Ann Littleton


Template plastic (large sheet-at least 11 inches square)

Mini iron--1 inch x 7/8th  inch sole plate(Clover Needlecraft brand)

Fine line Sharpie marker

Mechanical pencil

Water soluble glue stick (Staples brand is good)

Reynolds Wrap brand freezer paper for crafting(at least 18 inches from a roll)

Fabrics: 100% cotton, pre-washed and ironed (make sure the dyes don’t run)

½ yd. background fabric

1 fat quarter(18in X 20in) fabric for circle(vine)

Assorted scraps of fabric for leaves and flower petals

Fine cotton thread to match leaf and petal fabrics, or silk thread (I like YLI #100 silk thread)

Appliqué needles--# 10 straw, milliner’s, or Jean Lyle needles(10A)

Needle threader if needed

Small sharp scissors for cutting fabric

Paper cutting scissors 

Straight pins

Blue painter’s tape

Bring a bag lunch 

Bring all your supplies and come prepared to have fun!



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