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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

  • Jun
    8

    San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild

    The History of Appliqué

    A brief journey through the world of applique from the egyptians to today. The lecture starts with a PowerPoint slideshow and ends with a show of the latest of Laurel Anderson’s quilts.

    Somewhere in the middle is the soap opera of the invention of the sewing machine.

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  • Jun
    9

    San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild

    3D Applique: Geraniums

    This is one of the most fun quilt patterns to teach. We cover a variety of techniques in a stunning quilt presentation. It looks challenging but each step is simplified. The lace and flowers are cut in class by an electronic cutter.

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  • Sep
    16

    Oakdale Quilters Guild

    How to Cheat at Color

    Who wants to win the Best Use of Color ribbon?

    This color workshop is perfect for beginners and those with advanced experience in choosing colors for quilts. Those who attend will receive a syllabus with color wheels and quilt blocks. There are 2 pages of online resources for ongoing help. After the introduction of the color wheel, there will be a variety of unusual ways to select quilt colors. Don’t forget to bring a candy bar or gum package. If you have a phone and can access the internet you can take the color test during our break. The purpose of this workshop is to identify your own personal favorite colors and develop a wide range of coordinating color groups for your use.

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  • Nov
    6

    Almond Country Quilt Guild Lecture

    The History of Appliqué

    A lecture on the changes in appliqué styles during the past few centuries. The first half will be a PowerPoint lecture followed by the latest appliqué quilts by Laurel Anderson.

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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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