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fabulous trees

virtual Live Zoom Class

Two 3 hour sessons:  june 1, 2022 11AM – 2PM Eastern (NYC)
june 8, 2022 11AM – 2PM Eastern (NYC)


Learn to create compelling tree quilts with raw edge fused applique techniques and innovative use of textile paint, markers and stencils.  Learn the importance of choosing a dynamic background fabric as well as how to add texture and foliage to trees and foreground.

Rachel Derstine is an award winning fiber artist and educator who believes in the potential of everyone to find their creative flow given the right tools and encouragement.  You may see Rachel’s artwork at

Mystic Twilight


What is included in this class?

Choosing great background fabric on which to place your trees.  How to choose tree fabric which pairs well with your background fabric.

Fused applique techniques and how to finish off the edges to reflect the light source in your quilt.

Learn some creative ideas for how to quilt with easy free motion designs.

Use of textile paints, markers, and stencils to create texture on tree trunks and beautiful foreground foliage.

Add a sun or moon to your quilt and finish off the edges with either satin stitch or blanket stitch.

Learn to face the quilt rather than use a traditional binding.

Zoom Link

You will be sent a Zoom link one week before class begins

Supply List
Video Clips and Class Recordings

You will be given 24/7 access to all the video clips used in the class and a class recording.

Click on the link below to see what supplies you will need for this class




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  • Six hour class divided into two three hour virtual live zoom interactive classes.
  • Session 1 – Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11 AM – 2PM Eastern Time
  • Session 2 – Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 11 AM – 2PM Eastern Time
  • Links to Class Video Clips and recordings
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