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Workshops


Pam McHenry of Pamalama Jo Designs offers a variety of half day and full day workshops. Pam's experience and knowledge in the quilting arena include; both hand appliqué and machine appliqué approaches and skills, both hand quilting and machine free-motion-quilting techniques, and much more. She is happy to tailor a presentation or workshop to the interests and needs of your guild.

Descriptions of popular workshops are given below. Workshops are generally limited to a maximum of 25 people. Half day workshops are between 3 to 4 hours. Whole day workshops are between 5 to 7 hours, with a lunch break. Contact us for more information, including fees and a sample contract to book a workshop.


Workshop 1 - Machine Appliqué Pillow (half or full day) - All levels of quilting experience

 

Required Purchase: one of the following PJD Quilt patterns: Ocean Friends, Forest Friends or Texas Treasures

 

Student will make an appliqué pillow using one of the animal designs from PJD's patterns. Pam will demonstrate working with fusible web and also stitching by machine. Guided practice will get students on their way to success. Students will leave with instructions to complete their pillow at home, if needed. 

 

Note: the following will be given FREE OF CHARGE to each student.

  • Handout and practice materials to get started learning to machine appliqué
  • Fusible product and stabilizer for one pillow
  • Directions for the envelope style pillow

 


Workshop 2 - Wonky Blocks Fun! (half or full day) 
- All levels of quilting experience

 

Required Purchase: one of the following PJD Quilt patterns: Ocean Friends (with wonky nine patch blocks) or Texas Treasures (with wonky stars)

 

Wonky blocks are made with a "stack, cut, shuffle and sew" method. It's a speedy way to create lots of blocks quickly. Each student will make a small throw quilt with wonky blocks from PJD's patterns. (Full day workshop will give choice of wonky nine patch blocks or wonky stars. Half day workshop must focus on just one of these.) Pam will demonstrate all steps in making wonky blocks, and assist students as they make theirs. Students will leave with instructions to complete their throw quilt at home, if needed. 

 

 

Note: the following will be given FREE OF CHARGE to each student.

 

  • Handout with step by step instructions for wonky blocks.
  • Directions for completing their project at home.


Workshop 3 - Getting Creative with String Blocks! (full day only) - All levels of quilting experience

 

 Required Purchase: Forest Friends by PJD

 

String blocks are made with a thin foundation underneath strips of fabric. It's an old-time method of using up scraps, but a new and fun way to make quilt designs. This method was used to create the framing blocks in Forest Friends. Each student will make a small throw quilt with string blocks. Pam will demonstrate all steps in making string blocks, and assist students as they make theirs. She will also share ideas on the versatility of string blocks. Students will leave with instructions to complete their throw quilt at home, if needed. 

 

Note: the following will be given FREE OF CHARGE to each student.

 

  • Handouts, including step by step instructions for making string blocks.
  • Directions for completing their project at home.

 


 

 

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