Friday, November 9, 2012

Monday's Kim Diehl Class

My class with Kim Diehl was a lot of fun! I learned some cool tips for leaf points, working with mono-poly threads, and big stitch quilting. It started on Sunday night at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud where we had a dinner before Kim's trunk show. We were treated to a bundle of a couple of fat quarters and a free Kim D. pattern from Gruber's quilt shop. 
Kim started her presentation by showing the quilt that made her famous.
She won the first contest by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
The entries had to be made with Thimbleberries fabrics.

Kim also showed us some brand new projects-love this one!

This is a closeup of one of her newest quilt.

More new designs! 
This will be a new fabric line for Henry Glass. There will be a blue colorway too!

Monday's class started at ten and the day went by in a flash. 

Kim was an excellent teacher--very patient and very nice lady!

Closeup of Kim's Big Stitch quilting. Can you tell that this is all machine appliqued?
 I like the technique Kim uses for preparing the appliques and, even though I will still do hand applique, I like the look of this method and will definitely use it again .


  1. WOW! I couldn't tell it was machine appliqued at all! What great patterns, too. Love that new posey one!! Thanks for the Show...Julierose

  2. THANK YOU so very much for sharing these great pictures (love the close ups!) and for all of the wonderful information from your Kim Diehl class! Since I live so far away in the middle of no where, it is very doubtful that I will ever have the opportunity to take a class from her, but this is truly the next best thing! Great start to my morning!!