Warning: this post is photo-heavy!
The class was offered by the wonderful quilt shop "Quilted Strait" over in Port Gamble. They have a wonderful facility, and are very attentive to the students' needs and make every attempt to keep us happily sewing. If you ever get the chance to take a class there, I urge you to do it!
I'm not going to spend a lot of time "talking" about the class, I'll just show you my photos. Right to the good stuff, OK?
|I love the texture Gwen's hand-quilting adds to this piece.|
These are some of Gwen's quilts that she brought to show. Somehow I didn't get photos of her medallion quilts - doh!
|Another one with Gwen's beautiful hand-quilting.|
One of my favorite parts of Gwen's classes is when the students have Show & Tell:
|A whole cloth medallion (limited piecing), |
made as a test before the class.
|A "Ferris Wheel" quilt. |
Pattern by Karen Griska of the Selvage Blog.
|This is the back for the previous quilt top.|
|the back of the previous quilt|
|The is the back of the previous quilt.|
|The back of the previous quilt.|
|Not really Show & Tell, I just loved this bag!|
And now, here are my photos of the students' work, taken on the last day of the class. Unfortunately, by the time I was taking photos, some of the students had already left and I didn't get photos of their work. Trust me, it was awesome!
|this one was being done by two sisters|
|Nifty actually got her top finished!|
This is what I brought to get started with. This has been languishing in the quilt studio for a few years, because I was undecided as to how I wanted to proceed with it.
This is where I was at the end of the class. Sadly, I haven't done any more yet. Well, I took away the pink/yellow fabric because it seemed too overwhelming when I got it home. It's up on the design wall, and I'm thinking.....