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Margaret Sampson George


2 Days

Fri, 25th January, 2019 to Mon, 28th January, 2019

Friday & Saturday OR Sunday/Monday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Last year was so so successful we are all delighted to have Margaret back teaching more of her amazing appliqué. We are awaiting details for these 2 x 2 day workshops so please register your interest and we shall pass the information on as it comes in! This workshop will cover paper piecing, needle-turn appliqué and broderie Perse. 

We're very excited to have Margaret back with her amazing quilts from her beautiful book 'Take an Element' and also some new projects she has been working on too. Margaret has a very different way of working Appliqués and Broderie Persé from her unique and playful understanding of the possibilities within every piece of fabric. Her style of teaching is to bring out the designer in each student, so although she may suggest a project to work on, her aim is to give you the guidance and freedom to develop your own ideas and creations taking inspiration from her work.


Margaret’s requirement lists are fairly loose!

For the basics:
For needle-turn Appliqué you require
Freezer paper
Sharp scissors small and medium
Scissors for paper cutting
Lead pencil and sharpener.
Frixion pen or Appliqué pencil
I use size 11 large-eye needles to Appliqué but you use what suits you!
Size 9 or 10 for basting.
I use basic beige ,cream ,and greeny grey thread to Appliqué. Again , use what makes you comfortable. I use Aurifil thread but that's a personal preference. I am not a fan of synthetic thread .....again that's a personal choice..
My fabric requirements are always fairly loose! Some people choose instinctively and some work with a definite palette.
You must be sure your basket contains small, medium and a few large geometric patterns.
Small medium and large florals. It is always good to throw in some spots and stripes as well as a few things you really really want to use which at this stage don't look quite right!! I love to use fabrics from all eras..... I mix vintage, repro, contemporary all in the same quilt. Bring small pieces.. you won't need yards and yards.
When you have chosen your fabrics it's time to choose a background. I always choose the background after I've decided on my fabric choices ( which can change as the quilt progresses of course!)