A few people have told me "I would love to do what you do...." (meaning art quilting)
And I love trying to figure out how to do stuff. So I hauled out my books (sat down at the book shelf) and starting looking through some of my technique based books. I have a bunch of them.
I started looking at this one.
I asked a bunch of friends if they would like to get together and go through the book picking a once a month topic. This book is out of print but is going to come back into print so we can easily all have a copy. So this month 6 out of the 8 or 9 who responded yes came to my place and we met for the first time.
I had the advantage because it was my house and I knew them all! All have sewn but not all have done any art quilting. I have to say it was a fun evening.
The first project is weaving. We have all probably done weaving paper before so it didn't see like a hard place to start. This was two batiks of relatively equal value so there is not much contrast . A nice …
I didn't get to post last week on the Link up to the Thread and Needle Work Network.
Not that I have't been working. In fact I have been busy sewing away and have crashed the kitchen area so I can spend time getting some sunshine.
As I usually hang out in the basement hours can go by without a break.
And that is not good for this girl.
In fact its not really pretty work. It is get the work done. I have so many things that just need to get done. This is my kitchen table. I have four hoodies/jackets that need new zippers for my boys.
And I have been trying to work on some blocks that need to be done by March 1.
I also need to finish a few cuddle bears as the 7, I made on holidays are all gone to little ones.
I have a wall hanging that I want to go to it's home for US Thanksgiving.
And a skirt for my wonderful sister for the same time. All not hard sewing but just the normal grind.
Sometimes you just have to do the grunt work to get to end of the finish line.
Mother daughter bonding. A long time scheduled class with Katja Marek author of The New Hexegon, host of the New Hexegon, Millefloria Quilt Along, and Quilts on the Go for Quilts on the Grow was yesterday. My daughter and I have been packed for weeks, fabric chosen and anticipation high. This is the first class my daughter and I have gone to together since she was in high school and we went the Creative Festival in Toronto each year.
I was not disappointed in the class only in the fact that I could only watch people stitch!
I am feeling better - able to walk better, nose almost healed but I am waiting for my follow up x rays to see if I need a full cast.
Katja was an amazing teacher. Very organized, thoughtful, giving, sharing and engaging!
She was so interested in seeing the show and tell of some of the class participants on her quilt a longs.
Her Quilt Along information is free on her web site. She just asks that you purchase a book and register. She sayes she loves what she does a…