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Tuesday 3 March 2020

Maritime Beauty Workshop?

In response to many requests for a class on New York Beauties, I am tossing around the notion of offering a spring quilting workshop, to be held here in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Our project for the day will be the table-topper “Maritime Beauty”.  
 It’s a great learning piece, as it encompasses so many techniques – curves, spikes, and making and applying bias binding to a curved edge. You also get to turn 4 inside corners with that binding!
Quilted with a walking foot

 Instead of regular foundation piecing, we will do paperless paper-piecing (also known as freezer paper piecing) which results in perfect points with no messy paper to remove afterwards.
The date for the workshop is still tentative, but I am looking at the week of April 20, 2020. If you are interested, kindly email, and we'll firm up the details.
A variation of Maritime Beauty, featuring fussy cut centres.

More Beauties can be viewed here.
EDIT:  Update, the class is scheduled for Tuesday April 21, from 9-3, here in Amherst.  Email for more info  


  1. Looks like a great workshop! Hope you get a lot of response....if I were closer I would love to take it!

  2. Loved making this table topper. Wish I lived a little closer as the idea of paperless paper piecing definitely intrigues me.

  3. Me too, ditto to Kathleen and Valerie, why am I SO far down south? Guess an online class would not be feasible for this? If you could do one, I am in.

  4. Gee, I'm sorry, Karen - I won't be able to go, I'll be away in April! I am, though, very proud to see my Maritime Beauty included in your slew of Beauties.

  5. I agree this is a great learning project, and anyone seeing it will be amazed that you made it.
    I display mine proudly, every chance I get.

  6. I am interested and intrigued, but not sure that I'd be able to make the drive during the week.

  7. Have wanted to make New York Beauties for some time. I would love to do the workshop but early May would be better. The MMQG annual retreat begins April 23 which makes this time frame problematic.