I took two classes, Picture Quilts and Cut and Paste Landscapes. Both were taught by Sharon Malec who has a fantastic technique for creating a free standing applique using freezer paper templates and glue stick. She also has a wonderful collection of animal pattern and nearly every dog breed you can imagine. Her work is fantastic.
Here is my landscape that I worked on in class. I wanted to create something with a prairie landscape and capture the feel of the vast and open plains of North Dakota.