Saturday, January 15, 2011

Surfside Quilt Guild - San Clemente, CA

What a wonderful time I am having in CA. It was a delighted to teach at Surfside. I had 24 enthusiastic stitchers in my class each one working on my 'Altered Texture' Flower Pot quilt.
All the students worked with ribbons, couched yarns and layering of fabrics along with embossing on velvet. I just love the way our hand dyed velvets give such texture to the wool pieces. I am so fortunate to have a great sister how dyes about 50 different colors for me. I also taught many stitches using hand dyed perle cotton. I am always surprised what wonderful dimension this gives to each piece.
We also used seed beads to enhance our leaves and flowers.
The fun part about this class is that each piece is unique.
At the end of the day I was treated to a meal over looking the ocean. What a special place! Thanks everyone for being so kind. I had a wonderful time.
Keep stitching


  1. Thank you so much for give us the stichery and quilting vitamins. You even stimulate on a big distance. Greetings from the Netherlands

  2. oh wow! san clemente. wish i could have been there. i really like the way you are using the woolens in your pieces. it really adds texture.

  3. Come back again, Sue. We loved having you. Looking forward to our next gathering as we create together.
    LeAnn Goettel

  4. What a wonderful sister indeed!
    What a fun class!
    What a fabulous view! I'm jealous of all three! hee,hee,hee.
    xx, shell

  5. I always say the same thing.

    so: ditto.

  6. What a wonderful class and beautiful place to be.
    I noticed there were pieces that were stitched, and then embellished on the edges. I was wondering about that with mine, I usually whipstitch the pieces and then wish they had more on the edges, so I guess it is ok to add after.


  7. oh this all looks so wonderful, I can't wait to start your new BOM

  8. everyone's stitchery is wonderful ... I do so want you to come to Portland, OR and do a class. that would be so lovely.