Susan Cleveland Workshop

That bundle of energy Susan Cleveland was in Mississippi last week for three classes–in Hattiesburg, Brandon, and Columbus. She is known for her precision workmanship and the addition of colorful details and embellishments. She confessed that she didn’t like her free-motion quilting so she developed a style of using minimal quilting with heavy thread in large stitches, either by machine or by hand, to make her quilts stand out. She was here in 2010 teaching her Piping Hot Binding; this trip she shared her latest book,  Precision & Panache, which contains tips to increase accuracy, add prairie points, and decorative applique.


Screen showing buttonhole stitch applique

Susan sharing techniques

Susan sharing techniques


Quilting with heavy thread


Dramatic though simple quilting stitches


Susan’s Double Dresden Plate