Of A Feather

5-Day Studio Class

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Join Sue Spargo in her newest studio class!

Choose your favorite block from the book and begin your five day adventure into background layering techniques, wool applique, and dazzling embellishments. Learn something new from the queen of stitching, and find inspiration from these fine-feathered birds!
From the block of your choosing, you'll layer your background before appliquéing your bird and wreath. Bring your block to life with fun florals and leaves through applique and embellishment using a wide range of threads, fibers and embroidery stitches! Finish your block as a wall hanging, cushion, or continue on with the rest of the quilt.

In this class, you will:
  • Choose a block from Sue's Of A Feather Book to begin your stitching journey!
  • Learn techniques for background layering with cotton fabric and wool applique
  • Learn a variety of techniques to add texture and dimension like velvet embossing, yo-yo's, perfect leaves, stitched stems and more!
  • Embellish your block using a variety of embroidery stitches using fun threads and fibers
  • Get one-on-one assistance from Sue throughout the creative process
  • Enjoy the company of other like-minded stitchers

Of a Feather was inspired by the indigenous Otomi people, their multicolored textiles, oversized patterns, and whimsical layouts. Working from a parchment background, this quilt comes to life with multilayered wool appliqué and dimensional embroidery and takes on a modern feel with its bright, bold color palette.

*For specific list of materials and requirements, refer to the supply list in the Of A Feather Book for your chosen block.

  • Of A Feather Book
  • Creative Stitching Book
  • Freezer paper, pencil and paper scissors
  • Needles: Creative Stitching Needle Pack OR Chenille #24 & 18, Milliners #3, 1 & 15, Short Darner #9 & 11, Bullion Knot Needles Short/Fine & Long/Regular (optional)
  • Efina cotton and Ellana wool threads for applique
  • Applique pins
  • Embroidery and fabric scissors
  • Sewline Trio Chalk Pencil or Clover Blue Chacopen
  • Creative Stitching Tools: Circle Ruler, Stitch Spacing Ruler, Circle Easy & Spoke Easy
  • Perfect Stems, Perfect Leaves, Perfect Circles & Bigger Perfect Circles
  • Bohin glue stick pen
  • 16" square of parchment wool for background
  • 39" piece 1/2" wide rickrack for wreath
  • Small pieces of white and black fabrics for layering on background
  • Wool and cotton fabrics for bird, flowers and leaves
  • Assortment of embellishment threads: Eleganza Perle Cotton, House of Embroidery Perle Cotton, Daruma Sashiko Thread, Painter's Soft Cotton, Aurora, Shinju Silk Pearl

Cancellation Policy for Classes and Events

Cancellation fees reflect the cost of registration, staff, instructor contracts, material acquisitions, and other services. This policy applies to all registrants, regardless of the reason for canceling. We encourage you to take our cancellation policies into consideration before registering for classes.

If you need to cancel your registration, you have the following options:


Registrants who cancel their enrollment in a workshop held in our Ohio studio may make a one-time transfer to any other workshop held in our studio.

  • Transfers may be made either in the current workshop season, or any workshop in the following year. Transfers must be made more than 30 days prior to the workshop.


If you prefer not to transfer your workshop registration, the following fees apply:

  • More than 60 days prior to the workshop, refund of your deposit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Less than 60 days prior to the workshop, no refunds will be issued.


Registrants are able to send someone in their place into the workshop for no additional fee. In this case, no refunds will be issued, payment arrangements are the responsibility of the original registrant if needed

Class is held in our Ohio Studio located at 3755 Boettler Oaks Dr, Suite B, Uniontown, OH. Class is held from 9am to 4pm, Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15. 

Lunch and other refreshments will be provided during this workshop, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Supplies are available for purchase in-store during class if not purchased ahead of time.

For suggestions on hotel accommodations or any other questions/concerns, contact Abby at shop@suespargo.com or call 330-899-9454 ext. 114.

Date & Time
November 11, 2024
Start - 9:00 AM
November 15, 2024
End - 4:00 PM America/Toronto

Sue Spargo Folk Art Quilts

3755 Boettler Oaks Dr Ste B
Uniontown OH 44685
United States
+1 330-899-9454
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