Material Girls SLC

I just returned from teaching at Material Girls in SLC. There were 20 creative students in the class. We worked on block 4 of my new Magnolia quilt. Each student started with the same kit but I encouraged then all to incorporate different embellishments to create a unique piece. Many decided that they will be making the whole quilt so I hope to feature some of these on my blog in the future.

My friend Kerry organized the class. This is the second class we have organized. Due to its popularity we have decided to organize another class in early June 2010.
I was so excited to meet Marianne Michaels who has been teaching a BOM class at Corn Wagon Quilt Company in Springfield, Utah. She has been teaching the class using my CD ‘Folk-art Dreams’ from the Electric Quilt Company. I just love this pillow which incorporated wool and cotton and also the variety of blocks in the quilt which were pulled for my Ginger Grove and Mercer Lane Quilts.
It is always fun to have friends in a class. I know for myself it is a special time to share something I am passionate about with friends and family.

Here are a few of the blocks using different ribbons, beads and stitching. I am sure you will agree they have a great starting point. My sister Wendy and son Jason dyed this wonderful background along with the other fun pieces of wool.

I wish you all a great Memorial Day weekend.
Take care and creative stitching

8 Responses to “Material Girls SLC”

  1. alobsiger says:

    Beautiful and inspiring work from your students! I’m taking a quick bloggy break but an busily stitching baby elephants on the back of my Savannah satchel. 🙂

  2. Nancy in MT says:

    Stunning work, I love the closeups of all detail emellishments, Nancy

  3. Stephanie says:

    I think I am going to become a wool convert. Love the mixture of fabrics with wool and trims. Just stunning work.

  4. Melanie says:

    Oh that looks like so much fun. I have your Magnolia book on my wish list for as soon as I can afford it. Thank you so much for sending the Folklore book so quickly. I’ve been telling everyone about it and pointing them at your site. Your work is so exciting and the colours wonderful. It is great to hear that you also like people putting their own touches on it too. 🙂 Thank you.

  5. Gypsy Threads says:

    Thank you for being such a joy in the world!

  6. Gayle says:

    Marianne Michaels is SO talented! We’re trying to get her to participate in more of our rug hooking events locally. I doubt you remember Sue, but we were in the same Jan Patek class at the quilt store in Centerville years and years ago. MY how you’ve grown since then! LOL

  7. shannalarsen says:

    Sweet Sue–Thanks so much for the wonderful class at Material Girls last week! You are totally inspiring–and oh, so talented! The pictures you posted are a fun reminder of an awesome couple of days! I’m looking forward to next year. And…. Happy 50th!! a time in life when we get to pursue our own paths and passions!!

  8. Tammy says:

    As always, so inspiring! Thanks Sue!

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