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Kamala - The Triumph


Jaya Parker

Sunday, 24 Jan 2021

9:30 AM




Easy Strip piecing technique to create the complex looking Dahlia/Lotus block.
Easy Strip piecing technique to create the complex looking Dahlia/Lotus block.



About the Class

The dahlia quilt block is typically a complex block coveted by most experienced quilters, requiring multiple templates and complicated piecing. Learn the easiest way of creating it with Jaya’s strip piecing technique.



  1. Sewing machine with quarter inch foot.

  2. Rotary cutter, Quilting ruler, Cutting mat.

  3. Pins, Fabric and Paper Scissors, Iron, Ironing board.

  4. Batting and fabric for backing & binding.


  1. Downloaded and printed templates ( created by Madhu Mathur).

  2. Fabric Strips in Pink, Green, Purple, White, Blue (or a pond print).

  3. Fabric for the center- can be a fussy cut print or any block cut into a 7” Circle.

  4. Background fabric - 18" square.

  5. Light non-woven fusible interfacing  - 1 yard.

About the Tutor
Easy Strip piecing technique to create the complex looking Dahlia/Lotus block.

Jaya Parker is originally from New Delhi and now lives in St Louis, Missouri in the US.
She learned sewing very early on with her mom and stitched most of her outfits through high school and college dreaming of becoming a ‘fashion designer’ or artist. She went to med school instead and focused on perfecting her ‘sutures’ as she trained to become an OB-GYN specialist in the late 80’s / early 90’s at Delhi University.
Life’s trajectory changed and she moved to the United States where she is now a hospitalist (a physician who treats patients admitted to the hospital).
Jaya started her amazing quilting journey in 2013 after joining the group ‘Desi Quilters’ on Facebook. She is passionate about Indian fabrics, especially sarees and silks and incorporates these into her work whenever possible. In addition, she likes to add art elements to her work.
Full time working woman, mom, wife and daughter, Jaya believes where there’s a passion, one ‘creates time’. Her award winning quilts prove that.

Next Steps
  1. Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation mail on your registered email id. 

  2. You will  receive a mail with information on  other preparatory steps.

  3. You will also get a mail with link of the event. Do remember to save the event link and your registered email id.

  4. On the assigned time, please click on the link and login with your registered email id.

  5. Do remember- All timings are in India Time( GMT + 5:30).

  6. In case you registered for a session but missed it, don't worry! A recording of the session (except lectures and trunk show)  will be made available to you a few days after the session till 28th Feb 2021.

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