I was fortunate to luck into a last minute cancellation for a class with Becky Goldsmith yesterday
It was on her methods and tips for hand applique and included the pattern for the lower right bird block. The full quilt pattern is here if you are interested.
It was a good class, I use fusible applique much more often than needle turn but was happy to learn some new tricks on how to make pointy points and she had a very interesting technique for making templates involving laminate. She also talked up finger pressing rather than ironing and starch which I will admit worked well in class and is a much less involved prep. She has many of her lessons posted to her blog here if you would like to check out the techniques.
She also told us that we should definitely absolutely prewash all our fabrics...which I have never done...not sure I have it in me to wash the "stash"...hmmmmm...
On an extra happy note, my friend Liz also got a last minute spot in the class and it was great to get a visit in with her :)