Sunday, May 24, 2009
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.