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     Hi! Take a peek below for a sampling of my current class offerings, many of which are featured in my book, Simply Successful Appliqué. Great news! Currently in its third printing, it continues to chart as a Best Seller in Applique. As you browse the list, please keep in mind that all classes can be customized to meet the special wishes and requirements of your group. In general, a full day class covers many specific technical skills and gets students off to a good start for confidently completing the project on their own. Multi-day workshops allow for a more comprehensive approach with added demonstrations, reinforcement and more stitching time in the supportive classroom setting.

     In every class, the latest technology is used to project live video of my hands showing ''how-to's'' step-by-step onto an oversized screen. Students can see every exacting detail of demonstrations from anywhere in the classroom, eliminating the need to continually get up and down to crowd around a table for a clear view.

     Most classes are offered as either hand appliqué or machine appliqué. By special arrangement, multi-day classes can be designed to cover both hand and machine methods with students choosing the sewing method they'd prefer. Don't see the project or technique class you want? Just ask and we can plan one together. Remember, this is a sampling of classes. Other project choices are ready and available! 

Thank you! ♥Jeanne 

 

Title of Class: Simply Successful Appliqué - Tweet Treats!

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Description of Class:

     Who can resist these sweet little birds visiting a lovely vase brimming over with fanciful flowers!  Recreate the graceful charm of this beautiful floral appliqué design. Join this fun-filled, information-rich class and take your needle skills to the next level with Jeanne Sullivan’s easy, precision techniques for getting great results! Create perfect pre-turned appliqués like an expert! Master fussy cutting, layered elements and reverse appliqué. You’ll learn to achieve truly invisible appliqué stitches. We’ll explore “reading” fabric beyond the obvious for unique and creative visual effects. Learn tips to make your appliqué pieces behave for the thinnest stems, pointiest points, smoothest curves and deepest V’s -- consistently!  Fortified with finely honed technical skills and confidence, your stitching time promises to be more relaxed and satisfying.

     Jeanne’s warm & inviting teaching style and explicit step-by-step instruction ensures skill-building success for every participant. Count on leaving class with your bag stuffed with new tricks, problem-solving strategies & precision needle skills.          

Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced

Type of Class:  Appliqué

Type of Sewing: Class offered for hand appliqué or machine appliqué.

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information 

 

                                                                                             

Title of Class: Simply Successful Appliqué – Hugs n' Kisses!

  

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Description of Class:

Love the look of turned edge appliqué?! Then keep it simple and straightforward with Simply Successful Appliqué! If you can sew on a button, you can hand appliqué! If you can use a sewing machine, you can machine appliqué! It doesn't take years of practice to develop the skills necessary for fine quality appliqué stitching. Learn Jeanne Sullivan's preparation basics quickly and jump right in! Create this charming Hugs n' Kisses block (featured in Jeanne's new book) as you learn to make the pointiest points, smoothest curves and deepest V's consistently! Learn techniques for precision fussy cutting and exact patch placement. Learn to control all fabric types and master invisible stitches.

On square or on point, this is a delightful one block design. Or, bring it to life as a four block quilt. With many of the design elements repeated, it works up quickly, with lots of curb appeal! The design samples are sure to ignite your creativity. You'll explore three additional variations of the tulip, so you can mix and match to create your own version!   

Large screen, live stream video will enable you to see Jeanne's demonstrations clearly from any place in the room. Her encouraging and supportive teaching style, with explicit step-by-step instruction, will nurture your confidence and success. Time permitting some basic embroidery stitches will also be covered.

Enjoy this relaxing and satisfying class as you advance your appliqué skills!

Skill Level of Student: All

Type of Class:  Appliqué

Type of Sewing: Hand appliqué. Machine appliqué class also available.

 

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information

 

                                                                                             

  

Title of Class: Simply Successful Hand Embroidery Embellishment for Appliqué

Examples of embroidery embellishment seen in projects included in Jeanne Sullivan's new book Simply Successful Appliqué:

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Description of Class:

Spice up your appliqué with some tantalizing embellishment! Add the special touches that say ''Ooooh-la-la''! Get ready for playtime with Jeanne's tried and true techniques for beautiful hand embroidery!!! Explore hoop, thread and needle selection along with special thread preparation techniques for smoother stitches. Learn the latest design transfer methods to insure your embroidery details are placed precisely where you want them. Learn to make hidden knots, waste knots and how to anchor thread tails without surface shadowing. Guidelines, tips and tricks abound, as you'll learn step-by-step how to make basic and specialty stitches alone and in combination to turn your appliqué into pure confection! 

Skill Level of Student: All

Type of Class: Embroidery

Type of Sewing: Hand Embroidery Embellishment for Appliqué

 

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information 

 

                                                                                                  

 

Title of Class: Simply Successful Appliqué by Hand - Sunflower Glory! (Machine Class also available)

 

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Description of Class:

Sunflower Glory, in all its cottage charm, celebrates the sunflower and boasts fanciful birds and luscious fruit among cascading leafy garland. Enjoy an extraordinary classroom experience working to recreate this delightful project. Learn tips and tricks to make your needle sing! We’ll laugh some, learn a lot and stitch ‘til our heart’s content!

The design is brought to life through the perfect complement of conventional, dimensional, layered, gathered and fussy-cut appliqué, Broderie Perse, ruching and a tasty bit of embroidery. As always, Jeanne will work to help you achieve truly invisible appliqué stitches. Learn to make even your smallest appliqué pieces behave for the pointiest points, smoothest curves and deepest V's consistently!  Fortified with skills and confidence, your stitching time will be more relaxed and joyful!

Whether you're a veteran in search of a challenge or just beginning your appliqué journey, count on creating perfect pre-turned appliqués like a pro using Jeanne's foolproof methods. With a heavy emphasis on technical skills, you’ll enjoy this information-rich, fun-filled class fine-tuning your needle skills for great results. The latest technology will be utilized to project large screen live video images of Jeanne's hands at work so you can see every exacting detail of her demonstrations from anywhere in the classroom.     

Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced

Type of Class:  Appliqué

Type of Sewing: Hand appliqué. Machine appliqué class also available.

 

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information

 

                                                                                                   

 

Title of Class: Simply Successful Appliqué by Hand - A Basketful of Hope! (Machine Class also available)

 A Basketful of Hope classic color plan

 

       Create this exquisite beribboned basket with its profusion of irresistible flowers and lavishly embroidered details. Spend information-rich, fun-filled days of stitching as you take your needle skills to the next level with Jeanne Sullivan’s Simply Successful easy, precision techniques for getting great results. We’ll focus on layered & dimensional appliqué methods, Broderie Perse and a tasty bit of fine embroidery embellishment. You’ll learn to achieve truly invisible appliqué stitches, explore “reading” fabric beyond the obvious for unique and creative visual effects and learn techniques to make your appliqué pieces behave for the thinnest stems, pointiest points, smoothest curves and deepest Vs -- consistently! Fortified with finely honed technical skills and confidence, your stitching time will be more relaxed and satisfying.

       The design samples are presented in three distinctive interpretations to ignite your creativity. For those with an affinity for the vivid palette of classic Baltimore, the first sample is certain to please.  In the second sample the rich, warm tones of the color plan in concert with opulent fabric choices kick the design up a notch for a high style interpretation which will complement your fanciest album quilt setting. Contemporary fabrics with a glint of shimmering gold give the third offering its eye-catching appeal and special charm. For each, the ribbon heralds a heartwarming quotation. Select from those as seen or express your own personal sentiment.

        Jeanne’s inviting teaching style along with step-by-step instruction projected on-screen with live stream video of demonstrations ensures skill-building success for every participant. To accommodate for individual skill level needs, several appliqué forms for each floral motif in the project will be offered: folded, layered, ruched, Broderie Perse, reverse appliqué, gathered, padded, fussy-cut & surprise cut are among the choices to make this block your own. Count on leaving class with your bag stuffed with new tricks, problem-solving strategies & precision needle skills. Don’t miss this multi-day gathering filled with a lifetime of heirloom appliqué & embroidery techniques, fond memories and enduring friendships!  

Skill Level:     Confident Beginner to Advanced 

 

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Title of Class: Springtime's Promise - by Hand (featured block on the cover of Simply Successful Applique). Note: This project is only offered in a multi-day format. Thank you.

Springtime's Promise Applique by Jeanne Sullivan

 

       Can you think of a more perfect way to share our passion for appliqué than to stitch this brilliant basketful of springtime favorites?! Simply irresistible! Jeanne Sullivan has masterfully woven enticing detail into a rich and vibrant color plan for this stunning, nostalgic piece.  Within the basket, layered foliage and spectacular florals herald “Springtime’s Promise” accented in a raised relief of fine trapunto, Broderie Perse and delicate embroidery.

       The design sample is offered in a distinctive interpretation, certain to ignite your own creativity.  Be delighted by the beautiful effects that are well within your capability to achieve as you advance your needle skills with Jeanne’s easy, precision techniques. What once was challenging will fast become relaxed, joyful sewing time with wonderfully satisfying results. With a heavy emphasis on technical skills, you’ll learn to achieve truly invisible appliqué stitches. You'll explore “reading” fabric beyond the obvious for unique and creative visual effects. Learn to make your appliqué pieces behave for the thinnest stems, pointiest points, smoothest curves and deepest “Vs” consistently. Learn to construct the tiniest stuffed berries!The project can be completed in a standard 12” finished size block, or custom-sized to your specifications. 

       Jeanne’s warm & inviting, step-by-step teaching style ensures skill-building success for every student.  Beginners are nurtured; experienced appliquers challenged.  She utilizes the latest technology to project large screen live video images of her hands at work so you can see every exacting detail of her demonstrations from anywhere in the classroom. Jeanne will offer several appliqué forms for various motifs in order to accommodate individual preferences and skill levels. Traditional, layered, Broderie Perse, Trapunto, padded, fussy-cut & surprise cut appliqué methods are among the choices to dress your block in vintage charm. Count on leaving class with your bag stuffed with new tricks, problem-solving strategies & precision needle skills. Don’t miss this multi-day gathering filled with a lifetime of heirloom appliqué & embroidery techniques, fond memories and enduring friendships!

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information 

 

                                                                                                    

 

Title of Class: Simply Successful Appliqué Lettering by Hand

 

     Applique Lettering Album Cover by Jeanne Sullivan   

 The applique album cover shown above features an example of how Appliqué Lettering can be used on a project other than a quilt. The album cover is one of the projects included in Simply Successful Applique.

 

        Say it with appliqué! Learn to transform stylized manuscript and cursive alphabet letters into appliqué elements. With Jeanne Sullivan's explicit instructions and demonstrations, you'll work hands-on to complete sample appliqué letters with fanciful flourishes. Easily master all techniques in class, including perfect pre-turned appliqué letters, truly invisible hand appliqué stitches and beautiful, enviable embroidery embellishments. Count on precision techniques for getting great results!  

       The Memory Album cover (featured in Jeanne's new book) provides a perfect project for refining your new appliqué lettering skills. The cover has room for a title, an 8'' x 8'' center appliqué design (of your choice) and your name. What a charming keepsake! And, it's just waiting to be filled with photographs and mementos of your personal appliqué adventure! 

       All of the necessary techniques, skills and directions for completing the album cover project will be covered in class so you can confidently plan, stitch and construct the album cover on your own at home. 

       And, don't forget about your quilts…easily add names, dates, quotes and more to your projects using your new appliqué skills repertoire for beautiful, distinctive embellished letters!

 

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information 

 

                                                                                            

Class Title: Simply Successful Applique Dimensional Elements by Hand                 

                   

 

       Nothing gets the adrenalin flowing like seeing beautiful appliqué projects and quilts! All of the unique details draw us in and entice us with their wonderful surprises. Let's add some pizzazz to your appliqué with dimensional appliqué techniques to tickle your fancy! With simple and straightforward techniques, you can't miss! You'll begin by making berries…Make them padded, make them stuffed, and with trapunto…all looking good enough to pick! Make realistic stuffed eggs (they'll look perfect in a nest!). Learn to fashion three, four and five petal puff blossoms bursting with realism. Time permitting, other specialties will be covered as featured in Simply Successful Appliqué.

            You'll stitch and learn by following along with step-by-step instructions as Jeanne demonstrates with live video, projected full screen. You'll be able to see every detail from anywhere in the room. Your finished samples will be there for you as a visual reference whenever you want to add some special dimensional elements to your appliqué projects!

            Your finished samples will be there for you as a visual reference whenever you want to add some special dimensional elements to your appliqué projects!

Registration: Click here for Class Scheduling information