Needleturn Applique: Orchard Fresh Pattern Course


Learn traditional needleturn hand appliqué.



Mary Sorensen, Appliqué Master and expert in fine hand needlework techniques, will share with you how to select fabrics to create pleasing texture and eye-catching visual interest; and how to make thin stems, smooth curves, sharp points, and circles and Vs to perfection.

Learn Mary’s stitching method and how to layer the pieces to reduce bulk. Choose from a lovely 18″ wall quilt Orchard Fresh pattern featuring colorful fruits and cheery flowers or the Plum Mini Quilt pattern.

This class is a great way to use up your scraps and Charm Squares. By the end of the class, you will be looking for items to appliqué!

For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

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When Mary Sorensen began quilting in the 1970s, she found quiltmaking to be a logical creative extension of her career as a textile professional working in the United States garment industry. Specializing in traditional fine hand appliqué done from original patterns, Mary’s distinctive design style is characterized by elegant, formal lines, complex layering of small pieces, and an emphasis on using a myriad of fabrics to create visual texture and excitement. She is an award-winning quilter, creative designer, and has served as a judge to numerous juried quilt shows. Her flawless appliqué technique and humorous, hands-on approach to teaching have motivated students to return to handwork with enthusiasm.

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