Monday, March 5, 2012

Palmer Divide Quilt Guild - Colorado Springs

What a treat! I have been longing to teach a more involved embellishment class and this weekend I taught a three day class on stitching to 21 enthusiastic like minded quilters here in Colorado Springs. This confirmed to me where I need to focus my time and energy.  No more one day workshops just multiday classes where each student can really learn my techniques for wool embellishment and layering.

 Each student started a piece at home then spent the days learning about all the different fibers and threads I like to use as well as needles and notions. We layered with many different fabrics using multiple stitches to enhance.

Many thanks to Lilo for such great attention to detail and Anne for her great hospitality, and to all guild members who made me feel so welcome. I am very excited to see all these pieces as they evolve.

 I always love to see student work. Pam who was in class brought her lovely wall hanging to show me. The picture above is my original pincushion which is in my '12 Pin Keeper' book and Pam enlarged the design using my CD 'Folk Art Dreams' by Electric Quilt Company. My first 5 books are on this CD which contains about 190 original blocks.

Creative Stitching


  1. Absolutely stunning work! Beautiful blog post. Thank you.

  2. Oh ! que c'est beau ! j'adore ces ambiances et les couleurs !

  3. I love the circles on the cranberry wools, so vivid and the new curly cues, those are new, love the look.

  4. I see what you mean Sue! Fantastic work!Love the paisley samplers!!!

  5. THX for the grat pictures! Fantastic! Couldn´t see enough!

  6. Hum! c'est riche d'inventivité et plein de couleurs ; comme j'aurais aimé être avec vous même si je ne parle pas l'anglais!