Quilting Adventures Spring Seminar: Day 2: 12 March 2013

13 03 2013

Today was busy, but nowhere near as full of new stuff as yesterday. We got to see another of Velda’s amazing art quilts (the pelican quilt below), chose the photo for our own art quilt (with Velda’s help), and got started on the pattern making, stitching, tucking, and painting process.

After dinner, we had some ‘show and tell’ followed by the presentations/trunk shows from two of the tutors: Rayna Gillman (New Jersey) and Robbi Joy Eklow (Chicago). Some of us then went back to the classroom to do some further work on our pieces — I still had some painting to do that I wanted to be dry by tomorrow morning, so I did that for an hour or so.

The meals today were a little healthier and lighter than yesterday, thank goodness! I just had some cereal and fresh fruit for breakfast and passed on the ham and egg croissants, muffins, toast, etc. For lunch we had soup and salad (all choose/make your own, so if you didn’t want dressing you didn’t have to have it), plus a chocolate brownie/cake for dessert (again, optional). For dinner, we had roast pork, broccoli, and an amazing corn ‘souffle’ dish, and cheesecake for dessert if you wanted it, and salad makings for those who have salad before the meal.

Oh, and it was just a PERFECT day — cold and crisp and clear first thing, then about 25C maximum, clear and sunny all day.

I’ve commented on the photos, as appropriate; click on a photo to view it larger.

Accommodation wing, early morning

Accommodation wing, early morning

Classroom through the trees

Classroom through the trees

Front of our classroom

Front of our classroom

Our classroom

Our classroom

First flowers

First flowers

The wall of apples from yesterday

The wall of apples from yesterday

Velda's vegetables

Velda’s vegetables

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Lunch

Lunch

Dessert and lemonade at lunch

Dessert and lemonade at lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Photo I chose to do  (thanks for your permission, Wade!)

Photo I chose to do (thanks for your permission, Wade!)

Outline drawn on plastic, ready for overhead projector

Outline drawn on plastic, ready for overhead projector

Master pattern traced

Master pattern enlarged and traced. From this pattern, I traced, cut out and labelled individual pattern pieces, then used them as templates for cutting out the fabric pieces and deciding where to put the tuck and stitching lines.

One petal tucked and stitched, ready for painting

One petal tucked and stitched, ready for painting

Two petals painted

Two petals painted

Technique for making crunched/folded petals

Technique for making crunched/folded/textured petals, such as peony or azalea petals. Wet the fabric, lay it down on some fusible/freezer paper, iron it dry with the folds etc. in it.

Rayna Gillman’s quilts

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Robbi Joy Eklow’s quilts

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6 responses

13 03 2013
treadlemusic

Keep those reports coming!!! The thread painting/work is so awesome! My eyes are within inches of my ‘puter screen!!!! Thanks for the great post!!!

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