Martha Walker of Wagons West Designs
* * * Trunk Shows and Workshops
I enjoy doing trunks shows for guilds and shops, where I bring some of my award winning quilts to share, and many quilts and projects from my books Vintage Christmas, Be Merry, Annie's Scrapbag, and Betsy's Scrapbag. If trunk space allows I will also bring to share more quilts and projects designed for my pattern company, magazines, and new fabric lines.
Hand Applique Workshops
During my years of entering my quilts in juried competitions, some of the judges comments include the following: "Applique circles are perfect", "Wonderful applique techniques", "Excellent applique techniques. Stuffed berries are perfect", "Piecing and applique techniques are Excellent!", "Excellent applique and hand piecing stitch." I offer a variety of hand applique workshops using different techniques that will help you do your best work!
Machine Applique Workshops
One of the most frequent comments I hear when people examine my machine applique is "It looks like it's done by hand". I'll show you an heirloom technique for achieving the look of hand applique, but done with your machine. A variety of projects are offered.
I'll teach you everything you need to know about wool applique, including the properties of wool, how to felt wool, preparing shapes, threads and the basic embroidery stitches to complete the project and beyond. I'll also show you the technique I developed for marking the wool for the application of embroidery designs and lettering.
To receive a brochure with the complete and most current workshops Martha offers, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org