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Appliqué with an English country theme

Appliqué Quilts, especially Baltimore Album Quilts are always ‘show-stoppers’ at Quilt events. I was inspired by these beautiful quilts to create my own range of designs  which give an English twist to this American quilt tradition. The plants, flowers and birds in my English cottage garden provided plenty of ideas for appliqué designs. Check out the Gallery page to see some of my quilts as well as others made by students in my workshops using my Country Pleasures patterns. The Patterns page has details of the complete Country Pleasures range.

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Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford

Upcoming Workshop  – September 28

OliVen at Bridge Farm Barns, Monk’s Eleigh, Suffolk

Learn the basics of needleturned hand appliqué as you stitch a cheerful Christmas robin. Lots of tips and advice to help you master the technique plus how to enhance your work with clever use of printed fabrics.

I will be demonstrating several of the techniques described in Beyond the Appliqué Garden.

For further details either contact me or visit http://www.oliven.co.uk

Enjoy your appliqué projects!

                                                            Shirley Bloomfield