In the middle of March I spent 5 wonderful days teaching in Texas at Quilting Adventures.
It was fun to get to know and teach with Jane Sassaman, Melinda Bula and Flavin Glover.
One evening Jane shared her wonderful quilts.
It was so fun to see her version of her leaf sampler.
I had 12 great students in my class. Each designed a different quilt using wool, cottons, velvets and embellishments. Many were about their life and travels and others picked a theme that appealed to them.
Mary designed a quilt using my tree idea adding all the places she had lived and adding imagery that had a personal meaning from those special places.
Patti loved doing all the embellishment stitches on the leaves of her tree.
Evelyne lives in Calgary and had taken a class from me when I was at ‘Out of Hand’ last year. She spends her winters in Arizona so come over to join us in Texas. She wanted to make a quilt of all the images she loves in the Southwest. I think she will have a great time embellish this one.
Patsy started this piece with me in a previous class. She was ready for more stitches and layering. It is very fun to see how many students return to my classes to add new techniques and stitches to their pieces. I love to see these evolve.
My hope is that one day I can teach a 5 day embellishment class were everyone brings an appliquéd piece and we can then spend all the time embellishing with wonderful stitches and fibers. As more and more people return to do my classes I am thinking this maybe feasible in the near future.