Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Central Coast Quilters - San Luis Obispo CA

I have just returned from a wonderful 10 days in CA. The last guild I taught at was in San Luis Obispo. I was welcomed with open arms by Wendy and her husband Russ. They made me feel very welcome and Wendy treated me to the local Quilt store as well as to a wonderful vintage trim store.
The guild members chose to do one of three of my 'Altered Texture' classes. We played with ribbon, wools, cottons and velvets. Then embellished with wonderful threads and beads.
It always amazes me what a difference a little couched edging makes.
Ribbons attached with French Knots and a Cross stitch.
Bullions and beading.
A bird starting to get a personality.
Fabrics fussy cut to give dimension.
Fun way to attach rick rack.
Use of silk and cotton fabrics on leaves.
The Fly stitch using variegated threads.
One of the best parts of my visit was being able to sit outside and eat lunch in the park in 76 degree weather. On my return to Ohio it was 15 degrees. Well, I guess it is good sewing weather.
Keep creating


  1. loved the bullioned bird, bird, bird - and the fly stitched green leaf with the cutaway. Love, love, love. I keep your blog around like a I'd keep a buggy whip - go, miond, go - DO something marvelous!

  2. Very beautiful.. your work is so inspiring with the way you work with colour and embelishments...

  3. I love the work your students do and how they embellish.
    I need to just sit down and practice stitches and different types of threads.


  4. I missed your class here due to an unfortunate run in with a bat, so I'm glad to see some ideas for finishing this project and the circle sampler.

  5. Hola desde VIGO ESPAÑA ...me encanta hacer PACHWOK ...tengo varias cosas hechas ..pero me gusta aprender de blogs como el tuyo con tanta imaginacion . .Me apunto como seguidora .Te invito a visitar mi blog y compartirlo .Saludos MARIMI

  6. beyond inspiring.........so so pretty!!!!
    ♥ Eileen