|Right Side of The Room|
Many of you asked for photos because you are too far away to make it!
Thursday night I had a full house at the lecture and trunk show on Hexagons. Because I am local, I was able to bring some quilts I don't often bring out. The guild provided extra quilt stands so it was really like a little quilt show. Members could see all of the quilts before and after the lecture.
|Two of four tables|
This table shows a few of the "smalls" and the back of blocks to illustrate techniques.
We hexagon covered quilts from 1830 - 2016 and included Time Span Quilts. In the PowerPoint presentation - we went back even further!
They were a wonderful audience - and many brought hexagon quilts both new and old for show and tell.
It was very energizing and lots of people took close up photos for personal use. They want to try and recreate some of these "looks" at home.
There was selective cutting of stripes - vertical and horizontal.
Interesting color combinations.
Florals and neutrals.
I think the quilt with the most hexagons I brought was around 6,000 pieces. I need to double check that.
The charm hexagon quilt interested many people. I think that one is around 3,200 hexagons. CHARM - no fabric repeats.
With many hands, we had it all packed up!
On Saturday morning we transformed the room again with appliqué.
Again, members could view the quilts before the meeting.
There was a lot of show and tell, all great to see!
Another full house, the quilts were left up for members to see after the meeting.
In the afternoon I taught a class on hand appliqué using the back basting preparation technique for needle turn appliqué.
A very talented group of stitchers made great progress on their blocks. Their enthusiasm was wonderful - they told me they would be sharing photos.
I love seeing the excitement as they embraced a technique new to them and were already thinking ahead to new projects.
|Nancy chose batiks for her project|
Look what was in my inbox this morning - Nancy finished her block!
She says she was excited to finish, and start on the border blocks. Also, what every teacher likes to hear, "Take care and thank you for being a wonderful instructor" (used with permission)
Need I say I am floating on air today as I put away quilts?
Have a great week - I hope it includes some stitching time!
There was so much interest in the Minnesota Quilts book I decided to give away two copies.
Book Winners: Ageeth & Barb - I will be in touch to get your addresses.
Our Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cwaneedleorder Link HERE.
Minnesota State Quilt Show Information HERE.