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I thought you would enjoy seeing a happy group of embroiderers who attended the Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork course with the talented Karen Fraser at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California


This is what they wrote to me:


A great time was had by all at The Piecemakers on March 19.  A lot of laughs about the Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork project that they completed of Di van Niekerk’s.


The end result was enormous satisfaction for each individual.  They all were so pleased at the project and all of the new techniques they acquired. They are ready for another challenge of Di’s.


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Of the 13 individuals that took the class 8 of the students completed.  Di, Piecemakers and I would like to acknowledge their efforts…and salute them for their accomplishments….


Rebecca  Alvarenga, Judy  Anselmo, Kathy Ballantyne, Peggy Barla, Mary Blackwell, Sandy Grace, Gay Gurney, Sandi Kato, Toni Montrone, Lorraine Ong, Madonna Pincus, Jan Taylor, Sandra Van Sickle.


Here are several pictures from that special day, and also a picture sent to us from Toni Montrone. Toni could not be here that day, as she lives in Northern California, but she sent us a photo of her completed R.E.S!


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Piecemakers has another Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork “Happening”  with Karen on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 30, 31 and August 1. The cost of this special 3 day workshop is only $150.00 which also includes the students’ lunch all 3 days!

The description of this special class is as follows

Work this floral masterpiece on a silk print created by Di Van Niekerk. Combine ribbon embroidery and stumpwork to create an exciting dimension. This class is perfect for “out-of -towners” who are traveling here for the Long Beach Quilt show. (Ribbon embroidery experience required.)


Contact details are:

Piecemakers Country Store

1720 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, Ca, 92626

714 641-3112

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