Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Dougal Ann Walker is the designer of The Freckles Collection of whimsical stitchery and applique patterns. Combining hand-work, a particular love, with quilting techniques into a wall-hanging was the basic premise. Since first exhibiting at Quilt Market in 2000, the patterns have been distributed around the world and have been published in a number of magazines.
After moving to Ladner, B.C. in 2012 and working at The Quilted Bear for 4 1/2 years, her interest shifted to scraps and teaching classes. Learning new techniques and the multitude of ways that scraps can be incorporated into a quilt became the challenge. Machine quilting and thread painting are the finishing touches to make a quilt.
Art quilts are another part of her quilting personae. The world is full of inspiration: to take an idea, research it and develop it into a wall-hanging, quite often using many techniques until the desired effect is reached, is one of the best parts of her quilting journey. A few of her pieces have traveled to different shows and many have won awards at Guild shows and challenges. Dougal is a member of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild, Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild and the Modern Quilters’ Guild. She has also given trunk shows to many Lower Mainland Guilds.
HEXIES THREE WAYS (hand sewing)
This is a hand-sewing techniques class. The three techniques are 1) freezer paper, basting and whip stitch; 2) cardboard hexie template with glue stick (English paper piecing) and 3) quilt as you go hexie. Each technique has a different prep time but all are completed with a whip stitch. Samples will be made in all techniques.
Suggested projects: quilts, preemies, table runners, pillows, purses, endless…