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Make a Mola at Quiltfest New Jersey

Hand sew a cockatoo mola in a workshop led by Phyllis Twigg Hatcher at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset.


You will learn to create a mola in the easy style of the San Blas Island women. The Galah in the image is a pink and gray cockatoo, but you can make your cockatoo in any colors you like. You will learn to layer fabrics for easy access in a relaxed reverse appliqué island technique. While the class stitches, Phyllis will tell you about the island women she met who make these hand sewn mola treasures off the coast of Panama and tell their way of life secrets.


The Galah Cockatoo Mola workshop will be held on Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Please click here for complete details.


Phyllis Twigg Hatcher has been an American Quilters SocietyPhyllisTH Certified Appraiser of both new and antique quilts since 1999. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Quilters Hall of Fame. Phyllis currently works with the Baltimore Appliqué Society to document all the quilts in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.