Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sisters, OR classes

Wendy my sister and Aimee my youngest daughter joined me at Sisters this year. They took classes from Janet Bolton, Jean Wells and the Gees Bend ladies. We had a great time together and it was also wonderful to see friends from all over the country. An extra bonus was that the weather was perfect!

Many of my students brought finished projects to share with me. Carmen made my Duffel Bag from my 'Urban Sacs' book. I love the way she incorporated our new 'Animal Train' ribbon on the base. Leslie finished my 'Robin Run the Hedge' from the class I taught at Sisters last year.

I taught a two day 'Travel Journal' class. Each student incorporate a story about themselves in each piece. I love teaching these classes as the end results are very personal and incorporate many techniques.

We had a lot of fun during the two days and I am looking forward to seeing these completed quilts in the future. 

I also taught the 'Pomegranate Table Rug' many students incorporate fun ribbons and stitchery along with velvet, wool and cotton applique.

Michelle brought her lovely Mimosa Tote and Greta Needle Roll to share with me. As always it is great to see variations of my patterns. Keep them coming!

We also had fun creating blocks from my new Kids Flower Quilt. We have a little of the Japanese fabric left which I used in this quilt and have made up a few more kits. If you are interested in a kit give us a call or email us as these are limited and will not be available again as these fabrics have been discontinued. A picture of the finished quilt is on my previous blog post.

I also taught my leaf class and we all had fun creating with textural fabrics and hand dyed fibers.

I had a great week teaching and am looking forward to returning later this year to co teach with Tonye Phillips and will also be back at Quilters Affair next year. I will post pictures from the outdoor show later this week.
Creative Stitching


  1. I need to take one of your classes...really. So much I need to learn. I'm saving my pennies.

  2. The photos are fabulous! Someday I am going to make it on the class list!

  3. What wonderful pieces from the class. I would love to have shows like that where I am.


  4. Sue, stunning work from your students, love the ribbon also on the purse.
    Love that she has the elephant standing on the ribbon.

    So tell us, me please what was the class about from the Gee Bend ladies.


  5. Fantastic works!!!! What a pitty you live so far away, to take one of your clases,and lurn all those techniques. I finaly finished my first quilt from one of your books, and it looks lovely in my livingroom.
    Many regards from the Canary Islands

  6. My fave? Horses dogs pine mountains and The Tree.

  7. Sue - I had a fantastic time in your class at Sisters! Thanks so much for teaching there each year - it was an amazing experience. I loved how my Ginko tree was coming out and evolving. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! I thought the outdoor quilt show was amazing too. It's great to be surrounded by all that art.

  8. Sue still love your work.!!!! We had you at our quilt guild in Elkhart Indiana several years ago. Heartland quilters. Was so much fun and opened my eyes to new possibilities. Your work is so fresh and inspiring
    Thanks Debbie Kelly