2021 Quilt Show – Applique Category


Appliqué is a sewing technique that involves stitching smaller pieces of fabric onto a larger background to create a design. The two main appliqué methods are by hand stitching or sewing machine, but there are several techniques within those methods that can be used to create a project. Embroidery stitches can be used to enhance the appliqué design. Any type of fabric can be used for appliqué; the most common are cotton and wool.

Seven Year St’itch

Pieced By     Gail Fossman

Quilted By   Gail Fossman


I love to do hand applique! The applique was done using the back basting method. It took me 7 years to do all the applique and assemble the quilt. I enjoyed the challenge of quilting it on my longarm-an APQS Lenni machine.

Forest for the Trees

Pieced By    Debra Hartman

Quilted By   Donna Smith


Forest for the Trees was offered as an exclusive BOM by sue Spargo. The focus for this year‘s quilt was to explore dimensional techniques. Each block incases a different tree and its natural habitat, all were inspired by Sue‘s travel and her love of trees. I decided to join in this block of the month, in hopes of giving this quilt to my son, Michael, who loves the outdoors, hiking and the beauty of the world around us.

The Colors of New Zealand: Ocean, Ferns, Snow

Pieced By     Mary Jane Voogt

Quilted By   Mary Jane Voogt


While traveling for two months in New Zealand I was inspired by the glorious snow-covered mountain, fields of ferns, and the nearly constant views of the ocean. Then I ran across Jenny Hunter’s pattern. I bought fabrics in different quilt shops in New Zealand and came home to make this very special souvenir of that trip. The pieced quilt top includes fern leaves that are reverse-appliquéd and blanket-stitch embroidered; the waves are couched yarn.

Frosty Neighbors

Pieced By Ruth A. Lindhagen
Quilted By Debbie Morneau

I started this quilt back in 2000 but didn’t finish it until 2020 since life got in my way. The pattern was designed by Lynda Howell from Canton, Michigan. The fabrics for the applique pieces came with the pattern. I added the greys, white and blues to simulate the wintery snow and chose fabric patterns that looked like blustery wind. I complimented it with a quilting pattern that reminded me of a blizzard.


Pieced By Nancy Grabowski
Quilted By Nancy Grabowski

I took a class by Laura Heine. She had a kit for this cat so I wanted to make it to honor my cat, Max, who had just passed away. He was 19 years old and I still miss him.

Jeannine Royer the Ultimate Diva

Pieced By     Joanne Pickett

Quilted By   Joanne Pickett


Two of my sisters came to my home for a sisters quilting week. This is one of 4 quilts we finished. This was one of the best weeks we spent together since we were children. Thanks to Amy Bradley for this whimsical design.

2013 Trip Down Under

Pieced By     Jan Antranikian

Quilted By   Jan Antranikian


A wall hanging commemorating our trip to Australia to visit friends and see the sites in 2013. The aboriginal prints were a bit too wild for me so I toned them down with Cherrywood solids.

Dresden Kaffe

Pieced By     Von Yetzer

Quilted By   Von Yetzer


In 2021, LQG’s Bee Edgy joined with the EmbroiderBee to create projects based on the book “Applique Inside the Lines,” by Carol Armstrong. This project combines two of my favorites, the Dresden Plate pattern with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It features hand applique and machine quilting.

Full Bloom

Pieced By     Cathie Duncan

Quilted By    Donna Smith


I purchased this applique kit at Quilt A Fair several years ago. There had been one on display and I loved the vibrant flowers. The pandemic was the perfect time for me to get started on this colorful quilt.