Kathy McNeil

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, art quilt teacher and judge.  Kathy offers workshops, trunk shows and lectures, On line classes through American Quilters Society and quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea. 

 Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings.  These wall hangings 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. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections.


Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts

September 16, 7PM on Zoom

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 is a fun and educational, with plenty of award-winning techniques. When we are most playful, we can find our artistic voices.

Not a member? Register to attend as a guest here. Be sure to select September in the dropdown menu.

Watch a short video by Kathy McNeil on the Apliquick technique.


The Great Heron

September 18, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Zoom

Let’s make one of these beautiful Herons together. Learn the EASY, new Apliquick method of turned edges. This class can also be done by raw-edge applique, but class time will be spent learning the Apliquick methods. The Apliquick method is sweeping the appliqué world. Small, complex pieces are easy to turn with these tools from Spain. We will use special Apliquick interfacing for our template material. Edges are swept over the interfacing easily with your stainless steel turning rods. The interfacing will be left in place, (unlike freezer paper that has to be removed). You will love the extra loft and dimension this adds to each feather.  

Either hand or machine applique can be used to sew your Heron together and to the background. Kathy will go over her favorite machine applique stitch.

Workshop fee: $30 members/$40 non-members

Register for this workshop 
Non-member registration begins August 15, 2021

Supply list

Pattern (order no later than August 30)
–If you’re doing Apliquick method and already have the tools, order the pattern here.
–If you’re doing the Apliquick method, and need the pattern + the tools, order here.
–If you’re doing fused raw-edge applique, order the pattern here.

Heron yarn, applique scissors, and applique pins are optional

If you have questions, please call Kathy at 425 870 0955 to order.

Preview a 13- minute video of the Apliquick method

Workshop Policies

To sign-up for workshops please use the link above, stop by the Programs Table at any guild meeting, or contact our Programs Chair at programs@nsqg.club. Policies are subject to change without notice.