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Speaker: Laurel Anderson

Monday, October 7, 2019 @7PM
History of Appliquè



Laurel Anderson is the owner of Whisper Color and an award-winning gifted textile artist. Born and raised on the West Coast, Laurel is well known in the San Francisco Bay area as an accomplished applique quilt designer.

Her quilt designs are inspired by her love of nature as seen in her flower and natural lanscape designs which include trees and mountains. She uses a mix of color, pattern, and textures.

The name Whisper Color describes the technique Laurel uses to dye silk scarves. Laurel loves dyeing fabrics including silk scarves, wool, and bamboo batting.

Her work has been seen at West Coast quilt and guild shows. When her sons started school she joined a local quilting group that made quilts for the Richmond Rescue Mission. They made the mistake of complimenting her on her use of color. With that encouragement she thought she could try making quilts for her family. It took three to get her hooked.

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Next Workshop

Laurel Anderson

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Sampler of Appliquè Methods

Laurel will teach a custom workshop for us: A sampler of appliquè methods, she calls "Cheat at Appliquè - Modern." It will be of interest for the art quilter, the traditional AND the modern quilter! Methods that she will teach include:

  • Fusible Web Appliquè
  • Turned Under Machine Appliquè
  • Reverse Appliquè

Shapes included in this workshop are:
  • Ovals
  • Circles
  • Hearts
  • Stems
  • Points

A kit will be available to purchase for $10 in class that includes templates, restickable glue stick, and hand-outs with technique instructions.

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Supply List


  • Check or cash for workshops and raffle tickets
  • Name tag
  • Community quilts
  • Library books (closed September & December)
  • UFOs (none in September & December)
  • Block of the Month (none in January)
  • Pen and calendar to volunteer


Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.
(For 10:00 a.m. meetings, social time begins at 9:30 a.m.)


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