Note: Some photos have been reposted from ScrapHappy Saturday's post. Sorry!
In depth details of trip, purchases, lecture, class, quilts...
blow by blow!!!
Me, the book, and Deborah:
Wait!! Is THIS a better shot?? You decide:
Wow!! The Western North Carolina Quilt Guild members were AWESOME!!! Thank you, again, for your hospitality:
Deborah's tricky "pop top" hanging system:
These fabrics were purchased on the way up here. They will be part of a special gift:
Here is a (sideways) close-up of Deborah's book:
Classroom set-up the next morning...
Samples of Deborah's work:
Needleb is ready for class to begin:
Class began with a stamping demo...
... And a mock-up of one of Deborah's 8 design guides:
She walked us through her process of fabric selection...
... And gave thoughtful responses to our questions...
... as details were added to the Demo Quilt:
Then we broke up to begin our own art quilts. This photo shows one classmate's multi-step honey bee stencil that she will use:
My Class Quilt began with a hand stamped circle fabric that I got from Deborah for being one of the first 50 purchasers of her book:
Our table looked a mess, but our pieces were coming together:
Britt began with this background arrangement:
After lunch, we started adding details...
Let's get a different view of my quilt:
Britt's quilt is getting some attention, too:
Let's see what it looks like turned on its side:
Sometimes the smallest movement makes a BIG difference:
Isn't that interesting? We just keep moving things around until the piece "feels done." We left room to add stenciling and stitching:
Classmates were kind enough to let me show you their pieces:
Everyone seems to be progressing well:
Different stages of the process...
... But making progress none the less:
SEW many colors and patterns:
Then it was time for another demo...
Deborah shared her thoughts adding stencils:
She uses an unexpected technique...
... And acrylic craft paint:
Deborah also shared her "Stitch Map" technique...
... Along with some of her own sketches for stencils:
HERE is how her Demo Quilt is progressing:
This is a closer look at her Stitch Map:
Deborah's "Leaf in Hand" stencil is one of my favorites, but it didn't fit the space available on my quilt...
Oops! I almost missed getting a photo of this quilt...
... And my favorite creation of the day:
I found cutting a stencil from freezer paper to be challenging:
Britt auditioned a tree for stenciling, but wasn't convinced...
I got all of my pieces stitched down...
... And bravely stenciled a rough version of Deborah's tree:
Last came a demo on finishing and sharing our day's work...
This was the ONE quilt that I was able to get a shot of:
The class agreed to pose for a group (quilt) photo:
Oops! The quilt on the top left is sideways:
Two happy quilters with one of the BEST teachers EVER:
I borrowed this thread from Britt:
We cleaned up...
... And went shopping:
Look for Deborah's Art Quilt Collage video Blog Hop:
Watch for another quilt to come... because I still want to use this:
Until next time...
Stretch your creativity!!!