Pearl has been sewing since she was six years old, teaching herself to embroider, crochet, tat, and smock. She received her first real sewing machine at the age of twelve, and has been sewing ever since. Pearl replaced the motor on her first sewing machine three times before she was sixteen! After making clothing for thirty years, she discovered quilting in 1991, and began teaching quilting a few years later. Pearl started her P3 Designs pattern company in 1995 and has been publishing her original designs since then. Because of her passion for appliqué, and desire to share her methods with others, she filmed her first video Appliqué with Pearl in 2000, followed by Appliqué Techniques with Pearl in 2006. Additionally, she manufactures and sells her own appliqué products, including the Appliqué Stiletto, Pressing Tool and Ultimate Appliqué Template Paper.
We are very excited to have her come back to our facility in 2013. We hope this will be an annual event before International Quilt Market in Houston. Click here to see retreat options at our location.
Pearl designed the patterns for Red Rooster fabric line: Simply Spooky and Simply Spooky 2 collections. Country Cousins and Little Red Riding Hood her first fabric collection for Red Rooster.
Visit Pearl's website: www.p3designs.com to see Pearl's own appliqué and patchwork patterns, DVDs, appliqué tools and supplies, and to check out her teaching schedule.
Fabric Collections designed by Pearl:Liberty Companions, Little Red Riding Hood
We currently have all of Pearl's Liberty Companion fabrics in stock.