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Asian Butterfly/Cats in the Window Raw Edge Applique

Class fee $50 plus $25 kit fee
(available at class)

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:30 am to 4:30 pm



Come play with me to create this whimsical cat duo or gorgeous Asian Butterfly. It is sure to please any nature lovers in your life. You can use some of your favorite scraps with traditional Asian fabrics, batiks and specialty fabrics.

We will use a technique that makes construction simple using raw edge applique, Mylar placing templates and steam a seam two. You can use this pattern again and again!! Bring beads, threads, floss and paint to enhance your masterpiece.

I will include a discussion of choosing colors you love, evolving your own personal style, and how to continue your lifelong learning in fabric. I will bring books for inspiration. Bring fabric to share, if you are so inclined.

Suggestion for fabric choice: Look for jewel tones and small prints. Don’t worry about choosing a background fabric, until your butterfly is almost complete. Refer to Supply List. The Pattern kit includes everything you need to create these designs, except the fabric and imagination! The fee for the pattern kit is in addition to the Class fee.

Look forward to spending the day with you!!!

Warm Regards,


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details:
Materials Included: See supply sheet (provided with paid registration)
Instructor: Susan Arrow
Instructor Bio: My love of fabric started at the age of 10, petting the fabric stacks at the local Woolworth and Newberry?s in Southern California. My family moved to Northern California to escape the smog, and I attended High School in Terra Linda (Marin County). I had the gift of two amazing mentors, Jack Haehl and Sheila Ford. Textiles became my lifelong passion, for all types of fabric making, embellishment and design. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Textiles from San Jose State University. I discovered Art Quilting in 1997. It pulled together my most favorite aspects of sewing, photography, fabric embellishment and collage. My subject matter focus has been on the natural world, primarily in the East Bay which has been by home for the last 20 years. I create most of my own patterns, from taking pictures on walks daily. Now that I am retired, I spend 4 to 5 hours a day in the studio, teaching and taking ?road trips? with my life partner, Ron. We live in Niles, Fremont. I feel compelled to share my love of the Art Quilting with whoever I can, in hopes they also ?catch the bug?. I have derived so much pleasure and purpose in my creative adventures, I truly believe that my appreciation of nature, and the ability to find my creative voice is the best medicine in this crazy world. I hope you will feel the same way. Please join me in using the color wheel and my original patterns to help you develop your own style and expression. Learn time saving techniques and let your soul play!  Please contact me at 510-516-5669 or For more information, workshop availability and pattern sales.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.