Here are some shots of their work--our design wall is small so some had taken theirs down before I could take their photos. Next month I'll have each quilt with its' maker--they have kept up and are really enjoying the project, Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell Designs:
|Two students work--the big dark piece on the right is Holly's "placeholder" for 9 pineapple blocks--it is pineapple fabric!
|Another beautiful half
|The first half--too bad students are hidden by their work
|Marilyn's blocks laid out--her first quilt!!!
|I think these beautiful blocks are from Kathy
This week I head north to the Illinois Quilters Inc. in the Chicago area. March 1 is a lecture "How to Make an Award-Winning Quilt". Friday March 2 is a workshop "Feathered Stars Precisely Paper Pieced". Saturday March 3 is a workshop "String Stars--Use Those Scraps". I think there is room still in each workshop for 1 or 2 more. Friday requires a lot of pre-cutting so we can get this 2 day workshop done in only 1. Pedal to the metal... Saturday requires no prep. just bring a machine to sew, along with basic sewing supplies and cutting tools. More information is on their website.
|String Stars--Use Those Scraps
|Feathered Stars Precisely Paper Pieced
Two weeks later, March 15, I am the guest speaker at my home guild, Heritage Quilters of Huntsviile. "Time Management for Quilters"--everyone is sure to learn at least one tip for making better use of our "creative" time. We all have 24 hours, it's all about how we use it.
It's also time for me to figure out what classes I'll teach locally for the rest of the year. I teach at 3 local shops, different offerings at each. Finding room on both my calendar and the shops calendars is sometimes a challenge--pre-planning is the key.