Bonus Quick Tips of English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley

Bonus Quick Tips of English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley

Quick tips on EPP with Jenny Doan and Sue Daley.

With this week being English Paper Piecing (EPP) Week we have chosen to share THREE great tip videos on the Perfect Stitch technique, the Knicker Knot, and the wonderful Glue Pen. The expert, Sue Daley, uses these techniques every time she uses the EPP method. We hope you enjoy these fun little tips

 

 

Learn to create the perfect stitch to make sure your stitches are well hidden.

 

Learn to make a “Knicker Knot” to use when you start and stop your English Paper Piecing.

 

Learn an easy way to baste your paper templates to your fabric with this fantastic Glue Pen.

 

To watch the full Intro to English Paper Piecing and get the supplies needed follow this link: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/intro-english-paper-piecing

Kaffe Fassett Glorious Color Retreat and Lecture!

Kaffe Fassett Glorious Color Retreat and Lecture!

Kaffe Brandon Jenny

Have we ever mentioned how much we love to have visitors come to Hamilton?? This past weekend was our Kaffe Fassett Glorious Colour Retreat and we just had a blast!!

Kaffe Retreat Group

This is an amazing group of quilters and artists! It was such a treat to have all of them here and to have Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably here to share their wisdom and insight on the wonderful world of glorious color!  The retreaters had the opportunity to do two hands-on workshops as well as attend a wonderful lecture from Kaffe!

The first class was called Mediterranean Hexagons, where they learned how to work with Kaffe’s large print florals to create a beautiful balanced quilt.

kaffe hexagons wall

This is Debbie Carlson, who, without realizing, created a quilt design that matched her outfit! Isn’t it gorgeous?? If you look closely, she used all kinds of black and white prints as the points, including one with ampersands on it. So fun!! According to Kaffe, sometimes the print/motif just doesn’t matter 🙂

kaffe debbie carlson hexagons

The 2nd class Kaffe taught was Bright Squares, where they created the most beautiful quilts from 2.5″ squares!

Kaffe Bright Squares 1

Kaffe worked one on one with the retreaters to help them find a beautiful balance of color and contrast. Wouldn’t you like Kaffe to teach you all about how to use bold, bright colors in a harmonious way??

kaffe magnifying glass

At the end of each class, Kaffe would walk around and comment on each person’s work, to give praise, encouragement and valuable feedback. What a wonderful opportunity to have input from Kaffe on your personal work!

kaffe critique

On the last full day of the retreat, Kaffe gave a wonderful lecture on finding inspiration in art, architecture, knits, and how you can find different inspiration all over the world. There were well over 200 people in attendance and it ended with a book signing!

kaffe lecture

Tula Pink was even here in attendance to see Kaffe’s lecture!

Kaffe Signing

Thank you to everyone who attended! We would love to hear about your experience in the comments!

If you are interested in an MSQC Retreat or Event, you can find all the information here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Retreats & Events

Kaffe Tula Brandon

Sew with Jenny: Classes at Missouri Star

Sew with Jenny: Classes at Missouri Star

Jenny Doan, sew with jenny, missouri star quilt company

We just wrapped up a Sew with Jenny class for the Float Your Boat quilt! Check out June and Kathy (above), who completed these quilt tops in one day!

Jenny Doan, sew with jenny, missouri star quilt company

Peggy had her birthday the day of the class, so naturally we celebrated with a cake from Poppy’s Bakery! Yummmmmmmm!

Jenny Doan, sew with jenny, missouri star quilt company

It was a fantastic group of ladies and we can’t wait for the next Sew with Jenny class! Want to join the fun? Check out all of the class offerings here!