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Workshops & Lectures

Joan Shay is an award winning quilter from Cape Cod, Mass. and now lives in Summerfield, FL. She has developed a new applique technique Appli-bondİ. If you want to create realistic 3-D flowers, birds and fish easily and simply, then this is the technique for you.

Appli-bond is the fusing together of two layers of fabric, thus eliminating the need to turn under allowances or finish the edges. Once you have fused the fabric you cut out the motifs and then applique these to your background with decorative embroidery stitches. Surprisingly these quilts are washable! In addition to patterns her company Petal Play offers Appli-bond needles, templates, complete kits, books and notions that aid this technique.

Joan is the author of Petal by Petal, Petal Play the Traditional Way and 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons published by AQS. She has appeared on Quilting From the Heartland with Shar Jorgensen and Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. Joan has published articles in The American Quilter, Miniature Quilts, Quilting is Hot, Quilting Today and Patchwork & Quilting in the United Kingdom. She travels nationally and internationally teaching at guilds, conferences and shops.

Her classes and lectures are hands on, exciting and FUN!!


Joan offers an exciting informative trunk show which features approximately 60 quilts (" in person") entitled " We've Bonded" and lasts about an hour. Her technique Appli-bond is discussed and samples are shown.


Click on the links below for more details including descriptions, images, and a required needs list for each workshop.

For more information contact Joan / 352-307-5278 or check my Schedule page.