As part of the course leader training of the Patchwork Gilde Germany , you prepare a teaching sample on a topic that is assigned to you by drawing lots. When I was told my topic, I got really weak in the knees, because traditional Hawaiian appliqués are appliquéd with a needle turn and quilted by hand . I have never used either technique before. But despite a thousand little imperfections, I’m now “in love” with my work. It’s still horribly quilted in the middle, but you can already see progress towards the edges.
In a video I watched how to quilt by hand – after five minutes of technique the sentence “And now practice 20 years!” came out. And that says it all, practice makes perfect!

Hawaiian Appliqué Pillow Claudia Itzwerth