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Creative Spark Instructor Spotlight: Kathy Wylie

May 19th 2022

Kathy is a Creative Spark Instructor and multiple international-award winning quilter who is passionate about appliqué. She started sewing and embroidering as a young girl, laying the foundation for the life-altering discovery of quilting two decades later. Since then, quilting has grown from a hobby into a full-time creative career. Kathy is a pattern designer, teacher, author, and owner of an ecommerce business. She and her husband live in Muskoka’s beautiful lake country, north of Toronto Canada. With over twenty years of experience teaching quilting classes, Kathy is thrilled to be able to bring her classes to you online.

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Design & Appliqué Sewflakes

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In this course, Kathy will show you how to create beautiful sewflakes in a wide range of designs and technique styles! Just like a traditional paper snowflake, you will be folding paper and cutting out shapes, but with sewflakes you move beyond simple paper and elevate your artistry with quilted papercut appliqué blocks.

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Using 6 different appliqué sewing options, each Sewflake features intricate designs- in medallions, blocks, or borders in a variety of snowflake shapes. Design original patterns in just a few steps: cut out a paper snowflake, turn it into a pattern or template, and then transfer it to the fabric. Vary the number of folds, play with symmetry, and try positive and negative images for a variety of looks - Kathy shares all the "angles"!

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