Today I did an applique cushion cushion workshop at the Living Room Library in Edmonton. People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds dropped by to design and make their own cushions. First I helped them to draw their designs onto paper using a variety of mediums such as, colouring pens and pencils, coloured card, and glue. I made a simple diagram with pictures showing them what we needed to do so that they could easily understand, and follow along. After the drawing warm up session, we began cutting out and sticking out fabrics onto the cushion covers. I made sure to show them how to do a basic stitch and how to stick the fabric with fabric glue, so that they could choose whichever method would work best for them. The session was therapeutic and relaxing, we all talked about what family meant to us, and how the patterns represented our family members.