My first on-demand online class is now available on the Creative Spark learning platform! Work at your own pace from the comfort of your home, with hours of detailed video instruction and access for one year.
Create beautiful sewflakes in a wide range of designs and technique styles! Just like a traditional paper snowflake, you will be folding paper and cutting out shapes, but with sewflakes you move beyond simple paper and elevate your artistry with quilted papercut appliqué blocks. Using 6 different appliqué sewing options, each sewflake features intricate designs - in medallions, blocks, or borders in a variety of snowflake shapes. Design original patterns in just a few steps: cut out a paper snowflake, turn it into a pattern, and then transfer to fabric. Vary the number of folds, play with symmetry, and try positive and negative images for a variety of looks - Kathy shares all the "angles"!
Your course includes:
- 110 minutes of video to teach you how to create a flurry of Sewflakes with confidence...step by step
- 5 ways to fold paper to create different snowflake effects
- Instructions for 6 appliqué sewing methods including freezer paper, Apliquick, needle-turn, fusible, cutwork and starch
- 8 techniques to add special effects including embroidery, buttons, beads and more
- Easy to access discussions in every lesson
- Bonus lesson on computer-aided sewflake design
+ FREE Sewflakes eBook (a $14.99 value)
+ FREE Bonus Pattern Download: Gingerbread Friends
$59.99 Enroll Here!
Online group class sessions are a combination of recorded video lessons, which are screen-shared during a Zoom meeting, group discussion and Q&A, and independent activity. Access to the videos is available between sessions and for a limited time after the class, along with a chat room for ongoing questions and discussion.
Contact Kathy to arrange a workshop for your guild or to check workshop rates and availability.
Sewflakes is also available as a 6-hour group class!
Students will receive two week access to the video lessons on the Creative Spark platform after class.
Birth Flower Appliqué
Every month of the year has a flower to symbolize the birth date, commonly known as a birth flower. Inspired by Kathy’s award-winning quilt “For Such a Time as This”, each birth flower has been incorporated into a delightful wreath design in a block-of-the-month series of patterns. Needle-turn, Apliquick and fusible appliqué methods will be presented in class, along with hand and machine stitching techniques. Make a special block to commemorate your birth month or complete the whole set to make a stunning quilt or a perpetual calendar.
6-hour class, suggested schedule:
Session #1 - 3 hours: Choosing & Preparing Fabrics
Session #2 - 3 hours: Sewing and Finishing Up
Master the Apliquick method for turned-edge appliqué. The innovative Apliquick tools provide unprecedented ease and precision for preparing fabric for hand or machine stitching – even miniature-sized. Kathy has taught many appliqué techniques over the years but when Apliquick came to North America in 2013, it was a game changer. Suddenly, turned-edge appliqué was accessible and achievable. Apliquick is a technique that is easy to learn and quick to master. You will get good results right away and with a little practice, you will be able to turn pretty well anything! If you have always wanted to learn turned-edge appliqué – or struggled with it in the past – this class is for you.
6-hour class, suggested schedule:
Session #1 - 3 hours: Preparing Appliqué
Session #2 - 3 hours: Preparing Background & Sewing