There is something special about a year-long class, a two-hour lecture/demo class. All sewing is done at home. Each woman is working on the same project, at her own pace. Each quilt is so different. Everyone understands all the effort each block takes. They may have started as strangers but the leave the year as friends. Some have made time to get together to sew outside of class too. I love that!
Here is the progress being made by the students making Garden Party Down Under, the Block of the Month quilt designed by Irene Blanck exclusively for Star Members of The Quilt Show.
Mary-Louise is using men's silk ties for her shapes. Each fabric has to be stabilized with lightweight fusible. The dark backgrounds add so much depth! They are fabulous blocks:
We had one other student in this class this time, but Fanny wouldn't let me take her photo--she had only brought her beautiful tiny Dresdens--her fabrics are wonderful. Next class I'll get to show more of her work.
Our time together is winding down. Most will not be making the 2023 Block of the Month quilt, they all feel the need to get a few of these previous quilts done in 2023. Although I will miss our time together, I will see most of them in other classes and places.
They may all have started as strangers but they leave the year as friends. Some have made time to get together to sew outside of class too. I love that! Isn't that what the quilting community is all about?