|Stars for the 4th - 1989|
I loved my class with Gwen, way back on May 13 & 14, and my visit with Grass Roots Sharon, who very generously had me as a guest in her home. It was Quilt Heaven! We ate, slept and talked quilts for 3 days! And Sharon has quilts all over her house - all of them finished! It was so much fun - thanks again, Sharon!
We had a blast with Gwen. There is nothing like a room full of quilters having a good time to really get you going. And a huge Thank You to Lee of Two Thimbles Quilt Shop of Bellingham, who got Gwen to come give the class. Lee did a bang-up job of making everything perfect for this class.
Here are a few of the inspiration samples Gwen brought for Friday's Liberated Log Cabin class:
This was her latest one - a "summer spread" (no batting).
Of course, I loved the plaid one!
Here is what I got accomplished in class that day. I can't wait to get back to this and do more on it.
Saturday's class was 19th Century Folk Art Applique. Now, if you know me, you know I'm not really "into" applique. I do a little, but it really doesn't excite me much. But I just couldn't pass up this class! I've always loved Gwen's approach to applique and I've always loved Folk Art.
This is Gwen's latest Folk Art applique piece. All of her pieces are about this size, about 18" by 24" or so. I can't remember what she called this - it's some tree that grows in the Midwest, that I had never heard of before. I love the quilting she added to the fruit. I guess this tree has very textured fruit on it and she wanted to capture that.
Gwen taught us how to fold and cut paper free-hand for our "templates". Lots of fun and very freeing. Here's what I've come up with so far.
I also got to meet "in person" with Nifty Quilts, who was also in Saturday's class. Check out the piece she made in the Folk Art class - it's super!
Next up for me is my guild's challenge. We're supposed to do "an element of nature" - an art quilt. I've got some ideas floating around in my head, and just have to get them transferred into fabric. I'll keep you posted on my progress.