Instructor

McNeil, Kathy
Kathy McNeil is an internationally award-winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, art quilt teacher, and judge. Kathy offers workshops, trunk shows and lectures, online classes through the American Quilters Society, and quilting cruises to great destinations. Hand appliquéing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. These wallhangings are inherently and symbolically full of love and comfort. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, she revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. The quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Kathy’s quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, international shows, and private collections. For more information visit kathymcneilquilts.com.

Instructor Workshops

Appliqué the Easy Way, #43506

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Let these adorable little burrowing owls teach you how easy appliqué can be. Each bird is created as a unit off block. Apliquick tools are required for this workshop.This finished edge technique is the fastest, most precise, and easiest appliqué technique that Kathy has discovered in 20 years of making applique quilts. You will be amazed at its swift learning curve. After turning your edges, you can hand or machine applique your owls together and to the background. Enhance the visual impact of your little owls by adding details with embroidery stitches. Students are so excited with this method that has been sweeping the appliqué world. This Block is from Kathy’s famous Audubon Christmas Quilt.

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Landscapes for Beginners: Appliqué, Fabric Painting, and More, #43101w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Discover the secrets that will bring your landscapes alive. Learn to choose fabrics that will create depth and dimension in your landscapes. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Learn the easy, quick, and precise Turned-Edge Appliqué the - Apliquick way. Kathy will be demonstrating the Apliquick method in class to create more loft and dimension in your appliqué. Begin working on your beautiful winter landscape. You may choose to fuse (for confident fusers) if you want, but will need to order your pattern from my website before class and trace the reverse image on the backside.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Nutcracker Wallhanging: Fun and Easy Appliqué, #43505

Appliqué
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Stitch your way into the holidays with this 14" x 24" wallhanging. Perfect for a gift, your office, or home. Your Nutcracker will be made as a separate unit so could be added to any block also. Want to learn the fastest, most precise, and easiest way to appliqué? Join Kathy to learn the Apliquick method of turning your edges. Your Nutcracker can then be sewn by hand or machine to the background fabric. Add optional embellishments - hand or machine embroidery, rhinestones, buttons and small Christmas ornaments. Apliquick tools REQUIRED.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts! A Trunk Show with Kathy McNeil, #MCNEIL

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$35

Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for viewers to find in her quilts. She will share tips and creative techniques for adding a variety of fun visual effects to your quilts. This lecture, with plenty of award-winning techniques, is inspirational and educational. You find your "creative voice" when you are the most playful. Kathy's quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows because of their strong visual effects. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Sea Turtle and Coral Reef: Create Pictorial Appliqué, #43104t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Fast, fun, and oh so magical. Step into the world of pictorial appliqué. Learn the steps of layered UNIT appliqué to enhance your designs. Two applique methods can be used to create your turtle. The Easy Apliquick method - turned edges create more loft, dimension, and longevity in your turtles. Students will use this method for the larger shapes and then - fuse on the smaller mosaic flipper shapes. Kathy will be teaching the Apliquick method. Either hand or machine appliqué can be used to sew your turtle together and to the background. Kathy will go over her favorite machine appliqué stitch. Bring your own Apliquick tools, glue pen and interfacing, order with pattern, or purchase from instructor in class. Kathy will supply some Lite Steam a seam2 to get you started. Class objectives: Tips for basic pattern making for all sea critters using base shapes. Shading objects to increase the sense of form using Kathy’s favorite paint crayons. Choosing fabrics for pictorial work. Creating 3-D embellishments. Quilting the Pictorial quilt.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Sold Out

Appliqué the Easy Way, #43506

McNeil, Kathy
Saturday
River Overlook CD

Let these adorable little burrowing owls teach you how easy appliqué can be. Each bird is created as a unit off block. Apliquick tools are required for this workshop.This finished edge technique is the fastest, most precise, and easiest appliqué technique that Kathy has discovered in 20 years of making applique quilts. You will be amazed at its swift learning curve. After turning your edges, you can hand or machine applique your owls together and to the background. Enhance the visual impact of your little owls by adding details with embroidery stitches. Students are so excited with this method that has been sweeping the appliqué world. This Block is from Kathy’s famous Audubon Christmas Quilt.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Landscapes for Beginners: Appliqué, Fabric Painting, and More, #43101w

McNeil, Kathy
Wednesday
River Overlook CD

Discover the secrets that will bring your landscapes alive. Learn to choose fabrics that will create depth and dimension in your landscapes. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Learn the easy, quick, and precise Turned-Edge Appliqué the - Apliquick way. Kathy will be demonstrating the Apliquick method in class to create more loft and dimension in your appliqué. Begin working on your beautiful winter landscape. You may choose to fuse (for confident fusers) if you want, but will need to order your pattern from my website before class and trace the reverse image on the backside.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Nutcracker Wallhanging: Fun and Easy Appliqué, #43505

McNeil, Kathy
Friday
River Overlook CD

Stitch your way into the holidays with this 14" x 24" wallhanging. Perfect for a gift, your office, or home. Your Nutcracker will be made as a separate unit so could be added to any block also. Want to learn the fastest, most precise, and easiest way to appliqué? Join Kathy to learn the Apliquick method of turning your edges. Your Nutcracker can then be sewn by hand or machine to the background fabric. Add optional embellishments - hand or machine embroidery, rhinestones, buttons and small Christmas ornaments. Apliquick tools REQUIRED.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts! A Trunk Show with Kathy McNeil, #MCNEIL

McNeil, Kathy
Thursday
Ballroom D

Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for viewers to find in her quilts. She will share tips and creative techniques for adding a variety of fun visual effects to your quilts. This lecture, with plenty of award-winning techniques, is inspirational and educational. You find your "creative voice" when you are the most playful. Kathy's quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows because of their strong visual effects. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Sea Turtle and Coral Reef: Create Pictorial Appliqué, #43104t

McNeil, Kathy
Thursday
River Overlook CD

Fast, fun, and oh so magical. Step into the world of pictorial appliqué. Learn the steps of layered UNIT appliqué to enhance your designs. Two applique methods can be used to create your turtle. The Easy Apliquick method - turned edges create more loft, dimension, and longevity in your turtles. Students will use this method for the larger shapes and then - fuse on the smaller mosaic flipper shapes. Kathy will be teaching the Apliquick method. Either hand or machine appliqué can be used to sew your turtle together and to the background. Kathy will go over her favorite machine appliqué stitch. Bring your own Apliquick tools, glue pen and interfacing, order with pattern, or purchase from instructor in class. Kathy will supply some Lite Steam a seam2 to get you started. Class objectives: Tips for basic pattern making for all sea critters using base shapes. Shading objects to increase the sense of form using Kathy’s favorite paint crayons. Choosing fabrics for pictorial work. Creating 3-D embellishments. Quilting the Pictorial quilt.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

kathymcneilquilts.com