I had an awesome day yesterday. I taught a class on curved piecing at the Etobicoke Quilter's Guild. This group is very lucky as they have a beautiful spot for their workshops at the Neilson Park Creative Center. Not only do they get to have workshops and meetings in this beautiful facility, but they have sewing several days a week as well. Yes - they have to pay for it - but it is worth it.
We had a full house or almost. I love to teach this class. I show the class the tools and the techniques and I let them go wild. We had a few design elements that "had" to be incorporated but for the most part - they just attacked the project and cut and sewed and made some beautiful artwork. Making a project in a workshop can be very stressful and sometimes the creative juices are NOT flowing, but I think you will agree with me that the end results are pretty amazing.
Sit back and enjoy the show..................
|Kay - oh yes - we had fun with Kay! Let's just say that we had a bit of a challenge with cutting, but the end result is awesome|
|Diane was definitely in her element as you can see from this end result. She took the techniques and ran with them!|
|Janice is going to leave the wonky end as part of her piece. I love it - we don't need more square quilts!!!! Love the STACKED circles on top of each other.|
|Angela - Oh yes - we had fun with this one as well and the end result is pretty cool. I really do like those skinny rings in her quarter circle!|
|Mardi has a very subdued colour palette and see how that curved strip on the left acts as a border!|
|Teresa had to make a piece larger than the rest of the group! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE those rings in the bottom left.|
|Wendy was having a blast with her project. Do you see what she did on the far right edge. She had two fabrics with mirrored curved seams. I LOVE that and all free form!!!!!!!!!!|
And there you have it - an awesome show n tell by a VERY TALENTED group of ladies. I was very impressed, had loads of fun and I learned a couple of things as well. I think it was a win win for everyone.
If you want to see more of their work, the Etobicoke Quilter's Guild will be hosting their quilt show at the end of March. March 27, 28 and 29 to be exact. Click on the link above to go to their web site for further information. But MARK THOSE DATES in your calendar. I will remind you closer to the date.
On that note - it is time to get to work!!!!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!