Pearl P Pereira
Pearl has been sewing since she was 6 years old, starting with embroidery. She received her first real sewing machine at the age of 12, and she replaced the machine’s motor three times before she turned 16! Pearl spent many years making clothing, dolls and crafts.
She discovered quilting in 1991, and began teaching quilting a few years later. Then, in 1995, she learned needleturn appliqué techniques. Since then she have devoted most of her time to developing her “Off the Block” prepared edge appliqué techniques. “My greatest contribution to the world of quilting is sharing my techniques.”
P3 Designs Pattern Company was established in 1995 and Pearl has been publishing designs since then. Because of her love for appliqué, and wanting to share her methods with others, Pearl filmed her first video “Appliqué with Pearl”, which was succeeded by her new video “Appliqué Techniques with Pearl P. Pereira”. Additionally, she manufactures and sells her own appliqué products, i.e., Appliqué & Pressing Tool and Ultimate Appliqué Template Paper. She hope that these products and her patterns will inspire others to try hand appliqué — it can be easier than it looks.