Tuesday, June 8, 2010
What fun I had teaching in SLC! My good friend Kerry Green organizes this retreat. We had 18
students and the workshop was help at Elaine's Quilt Store in SLC. It was wonderful to see projects that my students had made from previous classes as well as some of my patterns.
This is Marianne's version of my Journey Tote from my 'Urban Sacs' book. I love her color combination.This was last years workshop project a block from the 'Magnolia' Quilt.
This year I added a small project to the workshop which were these wonderful little pin cushions all with different personalities.
As the main piece for the workshop the students worked on a piece called 'Bird Play'. They came to class with the foundation appliqued then we spent two days embellishing and adding layers. Each student added individual character to their piece adding layers, beads and stitches to their birds.
It was fun to see their embellished leaves and berries. I was amazed at the assortment of techniques they all used.
After the workshop I was spent a very relaxing weekend at Kerry and Dales new cabin in the Mountains near Provo Canyon, Utah . I got to spend the days sitting on the deck watching the deer and hummingbirds while I sewed away at a new piece I was embellishing.
Many thanks to both of you for sharing this special place.
Today I travelled to Seattle where I will be teaching a two day workshop at Quilt Works Northwest in Bellevue, WA.
Will keep you posted on the great embellishments my students create here.