Sunday, November 23, 2014

Another Fun Day

I really enjoy visiting guilds and sharing what I have learned about quilting.  Often, I learn something too.  This past week I was at Warwick Valley Quilt Guild. It was my third visit and it's always nice to see familiar faces.  This visit was for my Curvalicious workshop.

This is a very experienced group of quilters and they are very creative.  Many of them have silk in their stashes that they are hesitant to use.  Learning the tools to work with silk during this workshop should give them the courage to use that silk. 

Here's Judy's skinny quilt that mixes black and white cotton with colorful dupioni circles. It's so dramatic.

Another quilter was making silk leaves to sprinkle on the curvalicious background.
Laura was using Radiance (silk and cotton) that she hand dyed. 
And this was going to be a larger wallhanging designed with cotton.

To me, the purpose of taking a workshop is to learn a new technique and experiment.  Students sometimes think that they will upset a teacher by changing their technique, not exactly reproducing the project.  That's not the purpose of my workshops.  I find it so exciting when someone takes my technique, changes it and puts their spin on it. 

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  1. I LOVE Judy's quilt! Thanks for the review, Cheryl.

  2. Looks like you've nailed this workshop. Now to go back with Beach..ok...not getting that spelling right? I really like the black/white one with bright dots.

  3. Spreading joy far and wide Cheryl!

  4. I agree! How cool to see how your students added their own ideas to Curvalicious.


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