The Springfield chapter of Quilters Unlimited has started making the 2014 QU Show Raffle Quilt. The ladies on the committee have designed a quilt using Dear Jane blocks with batik fabrics. I believe there will be an appliqué border. At our last meeting I signed up to do B7 World Series. I don’t know what I was thinking. My appliqué skills are just okay. I saw a few finished blocks at our end of year luncheon – they are so small – 4 ½ inches! What was I thinking? I just received my kit and, as usual, Judy B. has included great instructions, but it’s up to me what method I use. She also referenced two websites – Dear Jane in the 30th Year of her Journey and Sharon's Dear Jane Pages. Oh, and I have to complete the block in 2 weeks! I plan to do a practice block. I know many quilters use silk thread to appliqué – do you recommend it? This fabric has been starched. Is there a particular method you suggest? Do you know of a good online tutorial? I looked at my books and I don’t have anything on hand appliqué. Do you know of a book on the subject? I welcome your advice.