Archive for April, 2011
Rebecka and I had a great Monday together visiting the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the State Capitol. The Capitol is a wonderful building built between 1922 and 1932. The interior reflects the history of Nebraska with tiled floors and ceramic mosaic ceilings.
We also stopped in at a lovely coffee shop did a little stitching and walked around the old station area of Haymarket.
Lorraine added a velvet wing to her bird and sewed a wonderful little piping around the edge of the needle case.
I taught my ‘Altered Texture’ Tree class. Each started with a base kit. We worked on filling the tree with leaves, berries and birds.
Mieke Duyck from Belgium made this wonderful bag and needle case inspired by projects from my ‘Contemporary Folk’ book by Quiltmania magazine. I love the colors she used in the bag. It makes me want to make a new one.
I just spent a glorious week in Monterey, Ca teaching a 5 day workshop at Empty Spools Seminars. There were 10 teachers including my friends Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. I was able to spend a little time with them drinking early morning coffee and dinning at a couple of wonderful seafood restaurants in town.
Stacey came with her idea of creating love birds. She pieced a wonderful blue background using different textural wools then used silk and wool in her birds. She also added flowers, a sun and leaves through out the week.
Eileen dyed here own wool and designed this tree sampler with fruit and birds. I love the textural braid on the bottom.
Linda worked on this delightful Guinea Hen quilt. She will be adding small chicks and lots of embellishment to the leaves in the border.
Tina pieced a great background and then decided to fill it with flounders and leaves. I can’t wait to see these embellished.
Helen and Nancy worked on these wonderful pieces first piecing a wool and cotton background then adding a tree and wildlife. These are going to be great embellished.
Deanne designed this quilt using hand dyed wool and cotton fabrics. She is going to have so much fun embellishing the cactus using spiky stitching.