Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Workt By Hand - Tipp City Ohio

I just spent a great weekend teaching at our 'Workt by Hand' retreat with Melissa Becker, Alice Strebel and Sally Korte. This is an annual workshop which takes place in Tipp City, Ohio. This year we had 48 participants including students from Australia, New Zealand and England.
The theme was a cube using 9 different applique designs. Each one of use used these designs in a different way. I chose to do a wall piece and made boxes to mount on my wall at home. I pieced the backgrounds and used different fabrics and stitches for texture.
Sally made a swag making cubes using different fabrics, cross stitch designs and fun edgings.
Melissa made great slouchy cubes to set in a basket. She then wrapped each one with hand dyed rick rack and ribbons.
Alice stacked hers and made them into a lamp.
Each piece was unique and very creative.
We also do a surprise project on Thursday night. This year Sally designed this fabulous bird pincushion on an olive tray. It was a great success!
Here are a few of the beginnings of the student works. I hope you enjoy them. I can't wait to see the finished products.
I am now at market in Minneapolis with Melissa. We set up the booth today and hope to go shopping tomorrow. Market starts on Friday and I hope to find new and exciting products to embellish my wool quilts with.
Keep stitching and creating


  1. Oh my gosh!! The work those gals did is wonderful and so creative, the colors & designs. Wish I could have been there!!
    Keep us posted on your treasure hunt in Minn.

  2. So many beautiful colors and diversity.. I love them all. All of the designs each in their own way are so artful.What fun it must have been.

  3. I love the creativity here! Thank you so much for sharing. The owls are my favorite!

  4. Dear Sue, every time I visit your page, I get impresed with all those beautiful works.One of mu dreams, is having a class from you. Your new book is fantastic, it is already a bestseller in my shop. Have a nice weekend.

  5. Such wonderful and creative pieces by the ladies.
    Love the different ways they interpret the designs and use of embellishments.


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