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41st Quilt Show
July 26-28, 2018
at the Augusta Civic Center


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Nancy Chong

I love teaching applique! And the feedback I receive from my students inspires me to keep doing it. I've made it my mission to make sure quilters and needleworkers of all kinds learn just how easy and fun appliqué really is when it is not complicated by all kinds of extraneous tools and steps. If you have tried appliqué but not been happy with your results, or think it is just too hard, or you've been afraid to try because people around you have made you think it is hard, then I hope you will seriously consider taking a class from me. Whether you are brand new to quilting, or have been quilting for years, I am confident I can teach you what you need to make appliqué fun and easy!

In 1991 my sister, Janice Lee Baehr, and I formed Pacific Rim Quilt Company to sell our Hawaiian quilt patterns and promote Hawaiian Quilting. Together we produced three distinct lines of appliqué quilt patterns that I draw from in the classes I teach (available for purchase from the Shop button above).

While my sister and I sold Pacific Rim Quilt Company in 2015, I continue to work closely with the new owners, travel to teach wherever I'm invited, and design new quilt patterns.

My specialty is stress-free needleturn appliqué. I put students directly in touch with their needle, thread, and fabric. I show how incredibly easy appliqué is without the use of freezer paper, toothpicks, starch, cardboard, back-basting, ironing, or interfacing -- all things that needlessly complicate what is otherwise a very simple process.

I've been teaching needleturn appliqué and Hawaiian quiltmaking since 1982. I receive rave reviews wherever I teach, including on the internet as an instructor at Academy of Quilting. After taking a class from me, beginners and experts agree that appliqué is not only possible, but positively addicting!

I've taught needleturn appliqué and hand quilting to thousands of quilters across the United States and Canada. If you are looking for a speaker or teacher for your shop, quilt guild or quilting event please contact me today to get added to my schedule.

Thursday, July 26
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hand Appliqué Mystery Quilt – Summer Solstice
Level: All

Mystery quilts have been intriguing machine piecers for years, and now it’s time for hand appliquérs to join in the fun.  Nancy has designed a quilt that depicts the delightful essence of summer and the mystery of the solstice.  Summer Solstice will be a surprise right to the very end.  You will use your favorite hand appliqué method, while making a quilt you will love.  Come join us for this ‘revealing’ fun-filled day.

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Friday, July 27
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
½ hour earlier start time for afternoon session
2 Fabric Appliqué Quilts
Level: All

Two fabrics, one spool of thread and a pattern you love, that is the recipe for a good time and a stunning quilt. Let me show you how easy it is to make a beautiful wall hanging quicker than you think, using my stress-free needleturn techniques on a 2 Fabric Appliqué Quilt (2FAQ). No templates, no numbering system, no positioning of small pieces to create the design.
You get a good introduction to the pattern and needleturn appliqué process while starting your 11" x 17" quilt. Students will have a variety of quilt designs from which to choose. All skill levels welcome.

This workshop will start the afternoon session at 1:00 p.m. one half hour early.

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Saturday, July 28
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hawaiian Appliqué

Level: All

Awesome in their beauty and symmetry, Hawaiian quilts are surprisingly easy to make. I've been making Hawaiian quilts since 1978; I know them intimately. Let me help you get started on your Hawaiian quilt.
Quickly learn the basics of Hawaiian Appliqué in this fast-paced, one-day workshop. You'll gain hands-on experience cutting out a Hawaiian block, basting it, and learning needleturn appliqué. I'll have several block patterns available for students to choose from. All skill levels welcome.

You will choose your pattern from one of twelve at the workshop.

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