The first day's workshop was called "Breaking all the rules"! We had to learn not to use rulers and rotary cutter, but cut freehand with scissors without measuring anything. Not as easy as one would think. It seems that we have an "instinct" to match seams. This is how far I got with mine. A lot of quilting still has to be done, but I'm pleased with it so far.
On the second day we learned to free machine applique and embroider. Dijanne had a few samples with her and we were all blown away with her free motion quilting.
(Dijanne dyes all her fabrics herself)We got to play with three dimensional applique as well as foil and water soluble fabric. Unfortunately I was fiddling around with my "design" for too long and didn't have enough time to get to the quilting part. But I got the idea and now have to practice, practice, practice.
If you have a chance to attend a workshop, I recommend that you do. It really invigorates creativity and helps the juices to flow!