yellow-orange bargello sunflower on dark blue background

Mini Bargello Sunflower Workshop

Perfect precision is not required to create this stunning sunflower. 

With my expert instruction, you will explore the world of colour to select fabrics for the flower, cut and sew your strips, and arrange your strips to create a wave-like effect (the Bargello). Transform the Bargello into an amazing sunflower adding the finishing touches with free motion zigzag.

Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner, you’ll leave this workshop with a beautiful Bargello Sunflower quilt that you can proudly display in your home. 

Pattern purchase required.

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Workshop Features

  • How to determine the value of a colour.
  • How to create an eye pleasing fabric run.
  • How to make a simple Bargello.
  • How to make the sunflower as one unit using fusible web.
  • Choosing a centre for the sunflower.
  • Choosing a background that highlights the flower.
  • Discussion of background quilting motifs.
  • How to finish off the raw edges of the petals with a free motion zigzag stitch.

Bonus Materials

  • A second border option.
  • Instructions for creating a woven centre.

Don’t be afraid to create your flower in a different colour!

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Thanks for such a terrific class.  I’ve got a few new techniques in my toolbox now and I won’t be afraid to give Bargello a shot if I see another project that I like.
I really like the way the free motion zig zag gives a ‘vintage’ feel to the sunflower.  Fun, fun, fun.
Barbara G

Jen taught our Guild a virtual class via zoom over 3 days-1 short intro and 2 days of class. We had homework in between our sessions Supporting emails with patterns and instructions were great as were the online demonstrations & instruction. Jen answered questions as we worked and she was very responsive to questions we emailed her.  The Guild is already considering booking another virtual class. 

Barbara P

Note: There is also a 3-5 day class available based upon my Bargello Sunflower or Bargello Dahlia patterns which focuses on creating a larger flower and finished project.

3 Sessions 

  • Session 1: one hour focusing on the supply list, fabric selection including how to choose fabrics for and create the colour run and pre-class work for session 2
  • Session 2: 2.5 hours focusing on creating the Bargello run as well as background and border choices
  • Session 3: 2.5 hours focusing on creating the flower and the free-motion zigzag stitch

Sessions include theory with slideshows, live demos and lots of time to work on the project and receive feedback from Jen


1 Session

Some pre-class work is required to pick fabrics and assemble colour runs


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Contact Jen today to choose the perfect trunk show or workshop for your guild

Jen is available to present trunk shows, seminars and workshops from an evening to multiple days for your group, club, guild, shop or festival wherever you may be.

For a list of Jen’s current engagements and workshops check out her workshop schedule.

Call Jen now at +1-705-835-3064 (or use the form below) to discuss your needs and book her in for your next get-together.

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