Sue Pelland Designs

Specializing in rotary cut appliqué

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Hand Applique using the Leaves Galore Templates

Leaves prepared for hand applique

Last November, I was able to spend some time with Rosa Rojas at the Pinwheels Quilt Show in Sturbridge, MA.  Rosa is a native of Spain, but travels frequently to the US, Mexico and France to promote her Apliquick techniques and products. 

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Modern Challenge

Sue, Donna, and Linda Gosselin, a SPD Certified Instructor, belong to Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild and we recently revealed our 2016 Challenges. The theme for challenge was "modern".  To participate, we purchased a bag that contained two fat quarters and two crayons.  We had to use both the fabrics in the bag but could add four additional fabrics as long as they matched the colors of the crayons.  The fat quarters were a Kona white and a gray fabric with some circles and helped unify the finished pieces.

New Book, New Website, New Show!

The new website is online today, my new book has arrived and we are heading to Paducah in the wee hours of the morning.  With so much going on, there are bound to be a few snags.  Please be patient this week as we get out all the book orders and break in our new shop.  

Why I love my job…

The best thing about being me is getting to go to work every day and meet other quilters. This upcoming month gives us so many opportunities to do just that!

Teaching for quilt guilds is one of the best parts of my job. I have belonged to only three guilds in my 35 years of quilting, but each of them feels just like a family reunion when I visit. When I teach at your guild, I immediately feel like you have adopted me as a honorary “sister”. I love it when I hear you all laughing and joking in the way Quilting Sisters do when they get together.

Quilt Labels

Adding labels to your quilt is an important part of the quilt finishing process.  Whether you intend to keep your quilt on your bed or wall, or you plan to send your quilts to quilt shows all over the world, labels play an important role.  A good quilt label should identify the quilt maker(s), the date that the quilt was complete, the city and state where it was made and the title for the quilt.  In addition, you may want to include the story of why you made this quilt, particularly if it was made for another person or for a special occasion.  The label above is o

Art Squared Challenge Group

Illuminate!

"Illuminate" is the theme for a challenge group that I belong to, consisting of 10 artists that work in various media.  The previous theme had been "element" but time got away from me before I was able to explore that challenge theme. "THE FIRE WITHIN", my submission for the "illuminate" challenge addresses both themes. The element of fire is so essential to life on this earth. From the fire comes a light that can illuminate the world, removing darkness and fear.

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