Monday, March 12, 2018
Rob Appell - Quilts from the Sea and Beyond

 Trunk Show & Lecture



Meeting / Lecture


March 12, 2018

Rob Appell - Quilts from the Sea and Beyond Trunk Show Lecture

Rob’s trunk show shares the story of his path to quilting.  Rob describes his presentation style as “high voltage edu-tainment at it’s finest…where creativity meets caffeine!”. 

The story goes something like this:

I started working in my mother’s quilt shop – “The Cotton Ball” in Morro Bay California. My wife was working on a teaching credential so I needed to pick up some extra hours around the shop. We shortly thereafter became Pfaff sewing machine dealers, and that is when I became a quilter. I first made about thirty aloha shirts, which yielded a fantastic wardrobe and a ton of scraps mostly batik and floral. This pile of stash and the eagerness to try free motion machine quilting became my first quilt, which now serves as a curtain in an office no one uses. My second quilt was the hit – “The Dolphin Dance” an easy strip pieced quilt that has sold over 600 patterns in my store alone and countless kits. I caught the quilt pox and was never cured. This story travels with me as I present my quilts and techniques to guilds across California. I have taped for both Simply Quilts and Uncommon Threads and The Quilt Show, and thought things were just getting off the ground for me. Then came The Missouri Star Quilt Company and an offer to partner on the Man Sewing project. Wow what a great ride it has been so far, and only getting better. Life is too short, be creative, have fun

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---- from Rob's bio on

Hi, I’m Rob Appell, host of Man Sewing.  I’m a guy with boundless energy and enthusiasm for life and creativity.  I love God, my wife, son and daughter. I enjoy waking up excited each day to see what lies ahead. I’m happiest when I’m outside or in my studio. I have been told that I inspire others and for that I feel very blessed.

What is Man Sewing?  Well, I am a man who loves to sew and I’m proud of it.  I’m passionate about sewing and creativity and have a desire to teach, so I want to share my passion with you.  Is Man Sewing just for men?  Absolutely not.  I’m just a man who sews.

March 13, 2018
Full-Day Workshop
(9:30 - 3:30p, setup begins at 9:00)

Class Fee $35 ($50 non-members)
Sewing Machine Required
Experience:  All levels welcome

Reverse Applique - Rob Appell

You can use Rob’s “wave” style design pattern pictured here free of charge or bring your own design to use in class.  The finished piece will be a 22 x 27 wall hanging using Rob’s technique for reverse appliqué.