Cathy Geier
(Supply List below)
Strip Applique Landscape

About Cathy Geier

I'm Cathy Geier and I'm addicted to making landscapes out of squares and triangles and strips and strings and little bits of whatever fabric I can find. Don't pity me for my addiction - join me!!

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Cathy has an on-line fabric store called "Patchworks that Praise" which features over 100 bolts of landscape fabric.

Website: https://cathygeier.com

Cathy recently published a book on her landscape quilt techniques.

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Lecture/Trunk Show
Landscape Quilting from Alaska to Wisconsin

Cathy's lecture and trunk show feature many of her quilts, their stories and a humorous look at her life as a quilter.  She uses a Power Point presentation to illustrate tips and tricks for designing landscapes, drafting patterns on graph paper, sources of inspiration and her quilting adventures from Alaska to Wisconsin.  A brief overview of her technique using a tear-away foundation to piece quilts introduces quilters to a fast method of quilt top construction.

Class Samples

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Strip Applique Landscape

Turn your scraps into landscapes, no piecing required! This is a great class for beginners and for quilters who like landscape quilts but never thought they could make one. Students may choose to purchase a kit or purchase my book Lovely Landscape Quilts at a greatly reduced price.

Class Supply List

  • Glue stick for paper - Elmer's is great
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Iron – each student will need an iron!
  • A large thin pad to protect the surface of the tables from the iron (this can be a folded sheet, a large bath towel, etc.  Once the strips are lightly basted in place at the tables, the foundation can be taken to an ironing board for steam and heat.)
  • Monofilament thread and light weight bobbin thread
  • *Dark Monofilament thread for Last Light project
  • Sharp scissors to cut out the flowers, leaves or trees
  • Sewing machine – will not get set up until later in the day
  • Zig-Zag foot
  • 1-1/2 yards paper backed fusible web
  • Press cloth - not teflon sheet, but cloth
  • Pencil or pen for tracing pine tree patterns (First and Last Light) 

All students must be able to use a zig zag stitch with monofilament thread. It would be a  good idea to practice this before class!