Archive for July, 2015

Quilters Affair – Sisters OR

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

I spent a week teaching at Quilters Affair early in July. My first class was a two day class working in neutral threads. I am always amazed at how fun and creative these dimensional circles become with a fun stitches and textural threads.

My second class was a three day class working on birds from my book Bird Dance. The students layered the backgrounds using cottons and ribbons. Then appliquéd hand dyed wool birds adding stitches to them which gave each bird a different personality.

On Saturday it was the Outdoor Quilt Shows 40th anniversary. The weather was wonderful with 1500 quilts hung all over the town of Sisters. The Gees Bend Quilters were honored guests with many of there lovely quilts on display.

It is always a feast for the eyes to view all the teachers quilts in the teachers tent. Jean Wells is an amazing lady what an outstanding contribution she has made the the art of quilting. I always feel very fortunate to be a part of this annual event.

Creative Stitching

Sue

Texas Tech – Lubbock TX

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

I felt very honored to be approached to teach at the Texas Tech Museum in collaboration with an embroidery exhibit  ‘Through the Needle’s Eye’ May 3 – September 6. The class was filled with 26 enthusiastic students all eager to stitch and play with embellishment threads. I love having young students in my class Mary was so enthusiastic. The event was sponsored by the Bernina Sewing Studio who plan to introduce wool classes at their store. If you live in the area they are well stocked with my new ‘Eleganza’ perle cotton line as well as many of our other products. Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome.

Creative Stitching

Sue

Wool Penny Rugs – Vancouver BC

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Uschi and Kerry of Wool Penny Rugs planned a lovely few days of stitching. The students worked on many different projects all giving there appliqué images character adding stitches and beads. We layered with embossed velvet which gives the wool appliqué a lovely texture. I was able to spend the last evening on Granville Island doing a little retail therapy.

Creative Stitching

Sue

Teaching – Kennebunk, ME and Topsfield, MA

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

I had a fabulous time teaching for Annie’s Tiny Quilt Shop and Camp Wool in Kennebunk, ME. This was followed by the Essex Needlecraft Guild in Topfield, MA. We had many creative days of stitching using all sorts of fibers. I love teaching the Flower Vase class as each piece is so different and creative. It was also wonderful to see student quilts that they shared. The weather was beautiful and the scenery spectacular.

Creative Stitching

Sue