If you love needleturn applique then Wendy Whellum's upcoming class may be just the ticket you need to hone your skills. Her happy, naive quilt Bling Bling Baltimore is now hanging in the store and I for one am looking forward to learning more about her backbasting applique method.
Bling Bling Baltimore is made up of 4 applique blocks sashed with an applique vine border. This traditional quilt would look gorgeous in reproduction or bright modern fabrics.
Wendy's passion has been traditional quilts but with an updated twist, zinging them up with pretty fabrics. She loves using scraps and diggs around in her bags until she finds the perfect fabric for a flower, leaf or feather. Her first quilt was published in the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine some 8 years ago and since then Wendy has been a regular contributor to that magazine along with Quilters Companion and Homespun.
Teaching since 2007, Wendy specialises in a technique commonly referred to as "back-basting" . Applique is "her thing". English paper piecing, traditional template piecing and hand quilting follow closely along with hand quilting. She was honoured to teach at the Inaugural Applique School held at Threadbare, Castlemaine last year.
I am sure this class will be fabulous as we all jump in together to learn a new technique. If you would like to join Wendy to learn more about her technique please call the store or pop in and reserve your pink chair.