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Laurel loves hand and machine appliqué. She collects appliqué methods both raw and turned edge. She also collects interesting color schemes and unusual ways to create new ones. Her favorite pastime is designing new patterns.

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • Mar
    20

    Ridge Quilters’ Guild

    The History of AppliquéBeaded Blackbirds

    The lecture includes a short PowerPoint tour of the history of the quilting world and a longer personal appliqué history.

    You will be shocked by the story of the invention of the sewing machine and enjoy viewing Laurel’s appliqué quilts.

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  • Jul
    18

    River City Quilters’ Guild

    Silk scarf with tulips and Iris Silk Painting

    We will play with silk scarves and learn to use frames, gutta, silk paint and salts. This class is a great head start on your Christmas list.

     

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  • Sep
    20

    Oroville Piecemakers

    The History of Appliqué lecture.

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    Easy Applique with Laurel and Louisa

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    Geraniums

    Sometimes my quilt ideas evolve and include the latest amazing fabrics. The interesting fabrics used in these 2 quilts come from Northcott. Which colorway do you like best? My favorite is the one with the copper bowl. The deep orange to lemon yellow fabric is an ombre as well as the fabric that made all the […]

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    Church Quilt Banners

    My church asked me to make banners for their 40th anniversary. I quilt, that is what I do. They shrugged and said that quilts would be fine. The quilts are 3′ x 10′!  I cut out the words with my Silhouette CAMEO using Heat and Bond Feather Lite fusible web. The quilting was done by my […]

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    Lava Lamp

    Some quilts have a long and twisted story. This Lava Lamp quilt I completed yesterday on 6-24-14. It started over a year ago at Spring Market in Portland when Northcott Fabrics showed me their upcoming line of Shimmer Fabrics. The fabrics are a collection of colors with 9 shades per color way, all with gold […]

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    Favorite Notion

    Turn ordinary paper quilt drawings into quilt templates using Scotch Restickable Glue.

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  • April quilt pattern

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    Good news for Whisper Color quilt patterns!

    I am happy to announce that a selection of my patterns are now available from E. E. Schenck. This makes it easier for quilt shops to order patterns while they order their fabric and notions. The patterns carried by E. E. Schenck are:

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Meet Laurel!

Her work has been seen at West Coast quilt and guild shows. When her sons started school she joined a local quilting group that made quilts for the Richmond Rescue Mission.

Check the Projects section for more about her quilting projects. Laurel loves hand and machine appliqué, and prefers flowers and natural landscapes that include trees and mountains. She is best known for her complimentary mix of color, pattern and texture. She loves dyeing fabrics including silk scarves, wool and bamboo batting.

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