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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Robyn Pandolph Workshop: Creating Your Own Folk Art Applique

Robyn's goal in teaching this workshop is to inspire and motivate individuals to create unique, personal quilts that will carry the maker's identity through the ages. She started by giving us a brief history of American Folk Art and its strong roots in freedom, democracy, and individuality.

She gave us plenty of time to draw and bring out our inner creativity. She brought a sample of what we would be working on:

and supplied a pattern, but encouraged us to put our own unique stamp on the project. Here, for example, I changed the house to reflect the design of my own house:

Robyn gave out handouts with tips on designing as well as tips on her needle-turn applique method. She did demos for small groups of 5, and still had plenty of time to give individuals personal instruction.

Bonus! She gave all that attended the instructions to make this nifty soft sewing basket:

All that attended had a great time and came out of the workshop with new skills! Thanks Robyn, for sharing your time and expertise!

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