Introduction to Wool Applique Workshop with Blackberry Primitives

A flag with "Liberty" in block letters all appliqued on wool.

Introduction to Wool Applique Workshop with Blackberry Primitives

Friday, September 14, 2018


Join us for an Introduction to Wool Applique workshop led by Blackberry Primitives on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

This is a great introductory class into the world of wool applique! You will learn the proper techniques for transferring the pattern to wool, placing applique pieces on the backing and stitching using the basic whipstitch.  At the time of the class, the exhibit “War & Pieced”, which showcases quilts made exclusively by men using the richly dyed wools from military and dress uniforms will be on display, to inspire us further.

The class project is a wool applique piece that is a reproduction block taken from an 1864 appliques and embroidered woolen table tug found in Norway, Maine. The girls from Blackberry Primitives are teaching the class and have been involved in the Quilting and Wool Industry for the past 17 years. One of their wool and velvet appliques quilts was featured on the cover of “Primitive Quilts & Projects”. 

Your registration includes courtesy admission to the museum plus snacks and beverage. You will have a 1-hour break for lunch on your own, (you may also choose to bring a sack-lunch). Class Cost: $35. Cost of the kit is $32, which you may purchase at the IQSCM gift shop at any time.

Supply List

  • Chenille Needle or large Eye Craft Needle
  • Fabric & Paper Scissors
  • Thread (We use Coats & Clark summer Brown, along with a lighter ecru, from Michael’s)
  • Straight Pins
  • Sharpie

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, IQSCM will refund the class fee.  No cancellations, refunds or credits available for this workshop.