“Making It Fun” Program at Quilt Guild Meeting
Hawaiian appliqué expert Nancy Lee Chong will present a program titled “First, Make It Fun!” at the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) meeting June 13 in Atonement Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, Newport. “Table walk,” which offers the opportunity to see and to participate in various guild activities, begins at 6 p.m.; the general meeting starts at 6:30.
There are still spaces available in Chong’s two-day workshop on Hawaiian appliqué June 14 and 15. Cost for the class, including a choice of one of 12 Hawaiian quilt patterns, is $92 for non-guild members. To sign up for the workshop and receive a supply list, call either Liz Ritchie, 541-563-4178, or Marylynn Kleemann, 541-563-8740. The class will meet in Atonement’s Fellowship Hall.
Chong’s specialty is stress-free needle-turn appliqué. She shows how easy appliqué can be without the use of freezer paper, toothpicks, starch, cardboard, plastic, ironing, or interfacing—putting students directly in touch with their needles, thread, and fabric.
In 1991, Nancy Lee Chong and her sister, Janice Lee Baehr, formed Pacific Rim Quilt Company to sell their Hawaiian quilt patterns and hand-dyed fabric as well as to promote Hawaiian quilting. Together they have produced three distinct lines of appliqué quilt patterns: Hawaiian quilts; two-fabric appliqué quilts; and quilt borders and table runners. They have also produced two instructional videos on the techniques associated with these subjects and a book/DVD set, “Design Your Personal Hawaiian Quilt”.