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Janet, from West Des Moines, Iowa, has been quilting and designing as owner of Garden Trellis Designs for over 20 years. Janet’s quilt designs have appeared in many magazines. She is the author of Appliqué, the Basics and Beyond, Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids and First Time Machine Appliqué. Janet is an avid flower gardener. For her floral wall hangings she takes inspiration from her own garden as well as magazine articles, flower catalogues and  botanical prints. She finds that the color variations in hand-dyed fabric and batik fabric add to the natural feel of her mostly realistic designs. Most of her quilts are embellished with decorative threads stitched to add texture and color to the flowers and leaves.


Applique: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to add embellishment to your hand or machine appliqué quilts. Practice hand beading, and couching, and adding shading to your appliqué with tulle and water-soluble pencils. All you need to bring is your basic sewing kit such as scissors, thimble, various size hand-sewing needles. Kit fee: $10 payable to Janet in class.

Registration: TQHF members $35.00/ non-members $40.00

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Into My Garden

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Nature and especially flowers are the inspiration for my fiber art. This presentation covers the steps for using garden photographs as the basis for appliqué, foundation pieced and patchwork quilts. Taking flower and garden photographs is the first step in the process. Then looking at the photographs in different ways to get inspiration, deciding on which quilting techniques to use and how to embellish the image complete the process.

Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00

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