Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

Intro to Heat-Set Machine Applique with Grace Errea


One of the advantages of belonging to a guild is the opportunity to get to hear some very talented people talk about their art and take a class from these teachers. Saturday I was able to join Grace Errea for a one-day workshop. She gave a wonderful lecture at the Glendale Quilt Guilds monthly meeting. The quilts Grace showed at the guild were stunning…her use and knowledge of color was incredibly inspiring. Fusible applique really isn’t my ‘thing’, but now I have to rethink my opinion. Grace uses a technique that prevents the raw edges of the fabric from fraying and doesn’t leave you with a finished product that is stiff, like so many other fusible products. The class was full and we all had a great time.

When I began quilting, I tried to take as many classes as possible without breaking the bank. I have found that some teachers are good at the teaching component and not so strong at the lecture portion. And others, great at lecturing and then when it comes to teaching they’re just “so-so”. Grace brought the entire package to the guild…she has an inspiring knowledge of the use and application of color.

My project is going to be a time consuming piece and I only have a tiny portion of it put together. I’m excited about the process and can’t wait to work on it more. But, of course, I’ve started another new project!

Check out her website for more of her work.

2 thoughts on “Intro to Heat-Set Machine Applique with Grace Errea

  1. So, do we get to see a picture of your progress?


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