Sue Pelland Designs

Specializing in rotary cut appliqué

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Instructor Certification scheduled for March 9 to 12, 2014

Sue Pelland Designs is excited to begin a new Certified Instructor program in innovative Rotary Cut Appliqué techniques. We are looking for a few wonderful instructors to spread our Rotary Cut Appliqué techniques in every state and around the world. The Sue Pelland Designs Certified Instructor program is designed to help each participant fully understand the many varied uses of the appliqué tools.

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Quilting with Minnesota Quilters On the banks of the Mississippi River

The Rivers Edge Convention Center was home to this years Minnesota Quilters Guild show. This magnificent quilt show is run  primarily by volunteers, and is one of the best independent shows in the country.  Thanks to AnnMarie Yohnk, the faculty coordinator for the show, I was asked to lecture and teach.

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Canadian Express!

I hope you enjoyed a relaxing and reflective Memorial Day week! This is a photo of my Father-in-law, Joe Pelland, during World War II. I wish I had him back here today to learn about his experience in Germany, and how he ended up coming back to Montreal, Canada with a young German bride! There are so many questions I would ask my Father-in-law if he were here today. My husband was born and raised in Montreal, Where Joe and his wife Renee settled after the war. When Jeff and I were first married, we spent many weekends driving to Canada to visit relatives in Montreal and Toronto.

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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