Ann Fahl’s secret to amazing applique

Applique Ann's Way

Ann Fahl recently sent me her latest booklet, Applique Ann’s Way”.  I couldn wait to . get it out of the bubble wrap and packing.

I predict this will be welcomed with enthusiasm.

When the subject of applique arises many quilters feel intimidated, it seems so difficult. It can be like the old monster in the closet that we feared as a child. BOOO, scary. But in reality, there is nothing to fear. It is an imagined monster.

If the subject of applique` arises many quilters feel intimidated, it seems so difficult. It can seem like that old monster in the closet that we feared as a child. BOOO , scary but there is nothing to fear, it simply isn’t a real. Applique-phobia is an imagined monster as well. What you need is a really good teacher to shine some light on the subject. The right instruction can make all the difference.

Ann Fahl has done just that, provided excellent instruction for doing applique.  You’ll find it is much easier than you imagined. It contains clear, easy to follow instructions which simplify the process.

She’s included 6 of her favorite methods, 3 with feed dogs up [“Feed dogs up? You may say, How is this possible? “ Yes, those dogs are up. Doesn’t it sound easier already? She includes  3 other methods with the feed dogs down. You’ll find a method that works for you. She gives detailed help with problems that can arise on occasion and the solution, several pages worth.

Ann is a recognized master at her craft, with many years of experience and skill, who wouldn’t benefit from anything she has to say on the subject?
Banish that monster, clean out that closet and have some fun with applique’  x+


Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. by my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was completely out of place, I tried to go unnoticed, a mute fly on the wall, with a big smile pasted on my face. I've continued to paint most of my life. After a move to Oregon years later, I was introduced to quilting and fell in love. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. There are often many changes and adjustments along the way. The result can often be surprizing. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction. I love that element of surprize! Sometimes I have one that I especially like, I can't wait to show someone. At that moment l feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had some of my work published in several magazines. which is exciting. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Contact: inquiry Personal Links

5 thoughts on “Ann Fahl’s secret to amazing applique

    1. Ann is such a great quilt artist, with a body of beautiful work to her name. [FYI, I have a nice interview with her in my archive of interviews]. But she is also generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge. Her booklets in particular, are jam packed with so much useful information. I was thrilled to be asked to review some of these, from an artist I have so much respect for.
      I think my favorite is the booklet on working with metallic threads, the bane of many an art quilter. When I received it, I assumed it would be aimed at a beginning level, those just starting to experiment. WRONG! Was I ever wrong. I’ve used them a lot in my quilts and thought I had a pretty good handle on their use. But I have to say, there were some real gems I found in her booklet. These booklets are useful to art quilters on any level. Practical inormation that even experienced quilters can benefit from.


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    1. Ann Fahl is amazing, her work exquisite and her teaching skills, so clear and easy to follow! It was my privledge to be asked to offer my impresssions of “Applique Ann’s Way”.I highly recomnend it.I know Ann will appreciate your comment as well.


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