Member-Led Workshop: Hand Stitching Trio

We’re so excited to offer a 3-in-1 Workshop in Hand Stitching! In these sessions you’ll learn specific slow-stitching techniques. From hand quilting – to reverse appliqué -to basic embroidery, your hand stitch toolbox will be filled with so many useful techniques to embellish current projects or start new projects!

Date: March 25, 2017
Time: Three 90-minute sessions – see below for times
Location: Cedar Grove Community Church // 65 Bowden Rd Cedar Grove
Cost: Members $10 each session // Non-members $15 each session
Sign up for one, two, or all three!

Workshop 1: Hand Quilting with Stephanie Mullin

In this 90-minute session you’ll learn the basics of hand quilting. Stephanie will review the tools, elements and techniques of hand quilting with plenty of time for practice built in.
If you would like to purchase a practice quilt “sandwich” Stephanie will have them available for $12 on the day of the workshop.

This session is limited to 15 participants and costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members. To register for this workshop, click here:

Workshop 2: Alabama Channin-Style Reverse Appliqué with Michelle Reiter
12noon – 1:30pm

In this 90-minute session, Michelle will walk you through the Alabama Channin-Style reverse appliqué technique. You’ll get an overview of the history and tools before learning on a small sample. You’ll even have time to get started on a larger project that you can finish at home.

This session is limited to 15 participants and costs $10 for members/$15 for non-members.
To register for this workshop, click here:

Workshop 3: Coloring with Thread with Stella Singleton
2:00pm – 3:30pm


Spend 90 minutes with Stella learning the basics of embroidery! You’ll learn stitches like backstitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy, and french knot that we’ll use to color a pre-printed panel of fabric. This session requires the purchase of a supply kit for $5, payable at the time of the workshop.

This session is limited to 15 participants and costs $10 for members/$15 for non-members.
To register for this workshop, click here:

About the Instructors

Stephanie Mullin
Stephanie loves making things! Some of her fondest memories are of making mini skirts during high school Home EC class! Stephanie was introduced to quilting when her daughter was born when the women from church gave her the sweetest pink gingham quilt. She was so touched by that gesture! It instilled the desire to learn to quilt and to reach out to others with quilts of love. Stephanie loves hand quilting and hopes to embrace machine quilting a little more in the future. When she asked her husband what he thought her quilting style was, after reading him a list of descriptions, he concluded she was a crazy quilter – and she’s ok with that.

Michelle Reiter
michellebiopicMichelle learned to sew in Home Economics in 7th grade and loved it instantly. At the time, she sewed clothes and stuffed animals. Michelle loves the reverse appliqué technique using jersey for so many reasons, especially the endless possibilities of what can be done using these techniques that have applicability to clothing, quilts, home goods, softies and so much more. She believes projects can be as simple or complicated as your imagination allows and loves how much faster and less fussy it is than traditional appliqué.


Stella Singleton
One of Stella’s first forays into hand stitching was small cross-stitch kits her mother bought her to keep her out of trouble (trouble was her middle name as a kid!) Once the kitchen wall was filled with tiny cross-stitched works of art, she graduated to embroidery – where she fell in love with the many ways thread could be manipulated to showcase texture, the rainbow of DMC floss, and project portability. Always eager to try new things, Stella began stitching on fabric designs and loved the unique look of embellishing fabric with embroidery.

Registration & Payment
You can register for one, two, or all three workshops – use each link above to register separately. Each workshop is limited to 15 people. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until payment is made. Once we receive your registration, a PayPal invoice will be sent to you to complete payment. A $2 PayPal fee will be added. If you prefer to pay via check or cash, please contact Stella Singleton to make payment arrangements.

Workshop supply lists and additional information will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Stay tuned for more Member Workshops to be announced soon!