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Nancy Chong

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Nancy Chong saw her first Hawaiian quilt in 1977, in Honolulu, and it changed her life.  She completed her first queen-sized Hawaiian quilt in 1980, and began teaching hand appliqué and Hawaiian quilt making in 1982, when she moved from Oahu to Seattle with her husband and daughter.  Nancy’s degree in education, her experience with all types of appliqué, and her understanding of what a beginner needs have made her one of the best hand appliqué teachers in the U.S.  She has been teaching at Quilt U in 2001 and now teaches at the Academy of Quilting.

Nancy’s quilts have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she has traveled throughout the U.S. sharing her stress-free approach to needleturn appliqué.  In 1991, she and her sister, Janice Baehr, formed Pacific Rim Quilt Company to publish their original Hawaiian quilt patterns.   In 2002, they curated Hawaiian Quilts: An Evolving Tradition  at the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest.  They have produced two instructional videos, "Hawaiian Quilting with Nancy Lee Chong" and "2 Fabric appliqué Quilts With Nancy Lee Chong."  You can visit  http://www.pacificrimquilt.com/ to see their patterns and other interesting features about Hawaiian quilts.

Nancy was a legal secretary in Honolulu and Seattle for 25 years.  In December 2000, she quit her day job and is now teaching, lecturing, designing and quilting full time.  Her new boss is stricter about how she uses her time, but she is having the time of her life!

Workshops by Nancy Chong

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Baltimore Basics
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
Learn the 5 basic appliqué shapes and Nancy's stress-free method for hand appliqué

Price: $52.00

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Beginning Hand Quilting
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
It all starts with a needle and thread. Learn how to make magic turning three layers into one

Price: $32.00

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Celtic Knot Table Runner
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
Use custom bias to create intricate knotwork

Price: $32.00

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Hawaiian Quilting 101
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
Beginner class using traditional needleturn appliqué

Price: $42.00

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Make Your Own Hawaiian Quilts
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
Learn to design your own, plus perfect needleturn instructions

Price: $52.00

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Two Fabric Applique
Type: On-demand - Start Any Time!
Learn the needleturn technique while creating one of these original wall quilts

Price: $32.00