The Program person from The Evening Star Quilters located near Belividere, NJ, has been following my blog. She contacted me about visiting her guild about a year ago. I gave my lecture about quilts inspired by Mexican Tiles a few weeks ago. She also had booked me to do a workshop.
She really enjoys my Wednesday's Wanderings and wondered if I could teach them how to make a quilt from a photo or picture. Since I have been doing this for about 15 years, I thought it would be fun to teach it to others. Thus "Stitch A Story" was born. And did we have lots of fun.
I told them to bring either a photo or a memory or a story to use as inspiration for their quilt.
All of the ladies brought photos to work from. They created the drawing from the photo to make a 16"x20" quilt. Most of them started working with their fabric.
I'd love to be at Show & Tell next month!
Here's their work in progress:
It never fails that I learn something when I teach a workshop. This time, my hostess, Rosemary, showed me this amazing portable ironing board she made:
She bought the little folding table from Target and covered it, and uses it both as an ironing board and a cutting table. Wouldn't this be wonderful for workshops?
Rosemary also took me on a tour of the barn quilts of Warren County. One of the members of the quilt guild has initiated this project and it is catching on. You can follow a driving trail:
And I get paid for this?????