Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quilting Classes in Sisters

I'm still unpacking and getting caught up around here after a week of fun in Sisters, OR. Instead of one extremely long post, I thought I'd break it up into a few separate posts, with pictures of my class projects as I get them unpacked.

Since I don't often have the chance to take classes, I thought I'd fill my days with them while I was there. My week started off in Karla Alexander's "Critical Stash Mass" class, and yes, I cut all the pieces from my stash!

Next up was Unexpected Combinations with Janet Fogg, which was a two day design class. Since I came to class with interesting, but more complex pictures and Dover images, I was happy to have an almost finished design! Here's Janet with her "Caddy and the Cakes" quilt:

Thursday was spent in Barbara Shapel's "Painting with Thread" class, where we learned her method of quilting beautiful double sided quilts. We worked with stencils, embroidery of a heron's head and shading the moon, as she does in many of her quilts. Here's a close up of one of her quilts, showing heron's heads and the moon:

Friday was another easy day spent working with fabric strips to make an abstract landscape in Vivienne Moore's Oasis class. Again, all the fabric for my quilt is coming from my stash (yes, I have a lot of fabric!), although I'm working in quite a different colorway than her quilt. Mine is in blue / green / teal, with peachy pink as my accent color. Here's the sample she had in our classroom:

The week was so much fun, I can't wait until next year!!!


Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...


Thanks so much for sharing on your blog about what went on at Sisters!!


Douglas Eagleson
Kona Bay Fabrics

Delighted Hands said...

We will enjoy the results of your inspiration for a year now!