Primitive art forms and ethnic fiber art techniques fascinate Helene along with the legends and lore of ancient people; many tribal cultures believe in animal Totems and spirit guides. In this workshop, you will choose an animal from a variety of designs to be your guide and create a small project quilt representing that animal using a combination of simple Seminole style strip piecing and reverse appliqué. Those wanting to bypass the Seminole piecing can leap into the reverse appliqué using a colorful print for the foundation combined with other fabrics. You will learn both a fast, easy machine appliqué method and a hand appliqué approach and can use whichever method you prefer to make your Totem quilt. The resulting project can be finished into a small quilt, incorporated into a larger one or used as a focal part of a bag or wearable art.
Helene Knott began teaching fiber and quilting classes in 1999. Over the years, she has won many awards at local, regional and national quilt shows. In 2006, she was nominated for the Teacher of the Year award by Professional Quilter Magazine. In addition to being an award-winning quiltmaker, machine quilter and instructor, she has expanded her interest into designing commercial quilting patterns and currently has a line of patterns that are published by Story Quilts including the ever popular Garden Patch Cat series.
The NWQ workshop with Helene Knott will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00am -- 3:30pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The fee for the workshop is $45 for members and $85 for non-members. The supply list will be distributed a few weeks before the workshop.
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