One of my favorite things to do is applique by hand. I know lots of people machine applique these days, but for me stitching by hand is beautiful and relaxing. It’s a technique I have been doing for years, and (hopefully) getting better at it.
I discovered The Applique Society today.
From their website:
The Appliqué Society – TAS – is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization devoted entirely to the art of appliqué. It consists of a very diverse group of appliqué artists, teachers, designers, authors, collectors and enthusiasts interested in joining with others worldwide to advance and promote appliqué.Our Mission Statement is “To Promote, To Teach, and To Encourage the Love of All Types of Appliqué in Quilting”. We work to educate and promote public interest in the world of appliqué. The Appliqué Society and its members wish to ensure that the art of appliqué will continue through the generations.