Monday, March 14, 2011
I just spent 4 wonderful days in the Medford area in Oregon at Mountain Stars Quilters Guild. I taught two full day classes and gave a lecture at the Saturday luncheon.There is never enough time in a one day workshop to work through everything. I can only touch on the technique. I am really happy I am starting to teach some 5 day workshops this year as I feel my students will really benefit for the extended length of class as we will be able to study all my techniques in great length.
The first class was 'The Flower Pot' one of my Altered Texture classes. As usual I was blown away with all the creativity in the room. Each student made creative stems and leaves using ribbons, textural embroidery threads and stitches. We then went on to layer the flowers with textural fabrics and stitches.
Bernice retired her old needle case for this new one which she made from my 'Sew Your Seeds' kit. Jennifer you have started something! I am guessing everyone who comes to my classes will now have to have a cool needle case.
Gerri took such good care of me while I was in Medford. She has worked on many of my patterns and I loved this version of my Greenbrier Quilt she shared with me. A couple of years ago a few of her friends got together to work on this piece. A few of them brought there pieces to share with me.
I just love handwork classes. The sharing and friendship that develops throughout the day is so inspiring.
Keep Stitching and creating