A little wool appliqué at Quilters Quest.

Even with all the busyness of keeping up to date with my blog hop, life still went on.

On Friday I had my first class of the New Year with a wool appliqué class at Quilters Quest in Woodridge.

Billed as a beginners’ introduction to the art, we started with a brief demo and then set to cutting and basting our pieces.

Choosing which colors to put where is often the hardest part.IMG_4938

We discussed glue basting ( I don’t) and methods of threading our needles. Spit and bite is often the favorite way…

As we moved on to whip stitch and then embroidery it was fun to share our progress and the conversation flowed.
IMG_4942With a break for lunch and more embroidery demos the class whizzed by. Some excellent work was done.

Such pretty colors and neat whip stitch.
IMG_4945 Bright and cheerful with some fly stitch embellishment begun. IMG_4947Fun!

There was a parcel waiting for me at home when I got back. The contents were definitely appropriate for the day. My new pins.
IMG_4954Very happy stitchers indeed!


I’m packing for my next trip. The temperatures are plummeting in Illinois but I’m headed West. It’s time for Road to California again. It is my first time on the faculty. I am teaching five classes and will be at the Friday night Roundabout. I think I will be needing both my big suitcases?


(I have picked the blog hop winners and sent to e-mails. As soon as I hear back from them I will be posting on Facebook. Check your in box!!)


  1. I love to sew wool appliqué. It makes for a nice brake from the machine. I like to make big and small projects.

    January 17, 2016
  2. Mary said:

    See you in CA! I am taking one class from you and my husband is taking two. We are excited. We really enjoy seeing all the different things you create.

    January 17, 2016
    • catherineredford said:

      See you soon! My bags are nearly packed.

      January 17, 2016

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