Instructor: Fran Sargent
This beautiful 68” x 68” quilt is impressive, isn’t it? Much of it is pieced using Judy Niemeyer’s simple, elegant foundation paper piecing techniques (the flowers and center medallion). The appliqué portion (the leaves and stems) use Judy’s techniques and tools to turn the fabric under and then it’s finished with a machine stitch – her approach really simplifies the process.
This class will teach you paper piecing, curved piecing, and the appliqué technique and you’ll have a gorgeous piece to show for all that learning! There will be a Judy Niemeyer-sponsored contest coming out this summer utilizing this pattern so you will be able to qualify for the prizes when you take this class and complete your quilt top.
One of the reasons this class is special is the connection between the pattern and our teacher, Fran Sargent. Fran owns Quilter’s Attic quilt shop and Judy Niemeyer has taught there and stayed with Fran numerous times over the years. Here’s what the back of the Coxcomb Lost pattern says:
A Special Tribute to the Quilter’s Attic
Several years ago, I saw a small painting of a Coxcomb applique quilt hanging on the wall in the home of Fran Sargent who is the owner of the Quilter’s Attic in Goodlettsville, Tn. After seeing the painting I knew I had to redesign the layout and create a coxcomb pattern for foundation paper piecing. Recreating this quilt over the past three years has been one of the highlights of my career as a pattern designer. I hope you all enjoy this revision of the Coxcomb as much as I have enjoyed designing it.
And here’s a picture of that inspiration. Join us November 4 – 7 for Coxcomb Lost at Quilter’s Attic and let’s ALL get inspired!
BONUS DAY: We’ve designed a couple of options for quilters who want to extend their experience for an extra night away! Class instruction ends on Wednesday at 11am but if you’re just not ready to go yet, why not book that extra night? You can choose to:
- have free sewing for the afternoon
- check out the area based on your personal interests – we’ve got great recommendations for shopping, sightseeing, etc.
- OR enjoy a Mini-Shop Hop – Join Fran on Wednesday at a cute restaurant, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry, for a yummy lunch and then a trip to Quilter’s Attic. After a couple of happy hours among the fabrics and quilt samples there, you can head to another great local quilt shop, The Quilting Squares, for additional inspiration.