Sunday, July 2, 2017

Funky Flowers Class...

The Permission 2 Play group 

gathered together to create

Funky Flowers Fiber Art

Instructor: Debbie van der Sommen

Photography courtesy of Kathi Borrego

Funky Flowers Class Samples:

Pre-Fused Flowers

Fused Fabric and Batting Sandwiches

This is a No-Sew Fiber Art project

Choosing Flowers

 A completely fused project,

just perfect for our 3 hour class!

Yes, fused bindings...

Everyone had FUN creating Funky Flowers!

Next Class:

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 1:00
Journal Covers
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!


  1. What fun! I adore fusible applique, except I have found that fusible isn't forever so when I do it I either blanket stitch (with my machine) around it or quilt the dickens out of it! I like the use of fused binding, but I think I would have figured out how to miter the corners, but that is just OCD me!! They look wonderful! Were the flower parts cut out with a machine or hand cut?

  2. Howdy Farm Quilters,
    We streamline so much of our process so that we can lead 20 or more students in a fiber art activity and have everyone complete the project in 3 hours. We decided against sewing machine work as we provide All of the machines for the students. Some of the students would probably enjoy learning sewing machine techniques and I wish we had more time for that part of the learning process. Many of our students do not want to sew at all, so this fused project truly fit the bill for them. We walk a fine line of what is possible in 3 hours. As always we want to keep this interesting and FUN for our students. They get a much needed burst of confidence when they complete a project in class.....I think we all do now don't we!

    We used an AccuQuilt Go to die cut the flowers out of pre-fused fabrics. Many of our students have neuropathy from chemo treatments and are not comfortable doing a lot of hand cutting with scissors. We are so fortunate that one of our instructors owns the die cut machine.

    Many thanks for your comment.