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Wool Applique Class with Patricia Sanabria-Friederich of PGT Designs

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Our guest artist and instructor, Patricia Sanabria-Friederich of PGT Designs (Patterns from Grandma’s Trunk), is a talented designer and instructor currently based in Denver Iowa, where she lives with her husband. Patricia was born in Costa Rica and says she was fortunate to have had sewing classes in elementary school. Through those classes, along with instruction from her mother and grandmother, she learned sewing at a young age. Following a move to Wisconsin in the mid 90s, she took her first formal quilting class. 

In 2013 her first book, Mosaic Tile Quilts, was published by Landauer Publishing. The book features designs inspired by mosaic tile floors from historic buildings in Costa Rica. Her passion for designing did not wane. She has continued to design quilts, table runners and wallhangings, with her latest designs utilizing handwork techniques like wool applique and embroidery. “I really enjoy sewing by hand,” says Sanabria-Friederich. This is evidenced in her growing selection of beautiful handwork designs. 

Patricia enjoys visiting guilds and quilt groups. She has presented and done workshops in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and South Carolina. Once a year she travels back to Costa Rica and gives classes at her family’s quilt shop. “I have been lucky enough to have my designs on display at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. I have also had my designs regularly published in Primitive Quilts & Projects, and my quilt design, Shades of Blue, was in the Paducah semi finals.”

We are excited to welcome Patricia Sanabria-Friederich to QUILT AMANA 2024. There will be 25 slots available in her Jacobean Table Mat Wool Applique Class on April 11th, 2024  in the Carding Studio at the Hotel Millwright. Class fee (includes lunch) is $110. Patricia will also have a booth with all of her wonderful patterns and kits at QUILT AMANA 2024.

QUILT AMANA 2024 Jacobean Table Mat Wool Applique Class 

Location: The Carding Studio at Hotel Millwright.

Date/ Time: April 11th, 2024, 9am-4pm.

Cost: Class Fee (includes lunch) $110 per person. 

In this class you will learn the basics of wool applique. Patricia will teach you her preferred fusing technique, and will also explain some other techniques so that you can decide what will work best for you as you move with future wool applique projects. She will demonstrate cutting techniques and her favorite hand embroidery stitches for embellishing your wool applique projects. “I know once you learn the basics, you will fall in love with this and get lost in handwork!” says Patrica. 

Provided (included in class fee): 

Jacobean Table Mat Pattern, Wool, Backing , Interfacing,  and of course, In depth instruction from Patricia. 

Lunch is included in the Class Fee (Participants will choose from a provided menu). 

3 Light Box Stations & 3 Pressing Stations will be provided. 

Supply List (brought by participants): 

Valdani 12wt. Pearl Embroidery Floss (Colors #13, #H202, #78, #210, #O31) or a 12wt. alternative like Sulky Petites. 

#24 Chenille Needles 


Sharp Scissors

Frixion Pen

Optional: Light Box, Applique Pressing Sheet, Small Iron (There will be stations provided, but we can accommodate a few additional stations if you have these to bring.)

(Valdani colors for this class, Sulky alternatives, needles, and notions are available for purchase at Heritage Designs Quilting & Needlework) 

This class is capped at 25 students, so please call Heritage Designs Quilting & Needlework right away to reserve your seat! 


April 11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hotel Millwright
800 48th Avenue
Amana, IA 52203 United States
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