Before anything else, I want to thank Everyone for their kind congratulatory comments on my last post. The best part of the Saga of the Lost Quilt was hearing from you all and feeling first your sympathy when my book's cover quilt was lost, then your shared happiness with me when it was found, and that is the truth! It is a story with a very happy ending...my hope is that all lost quilts can find their way home too.
I've been traveling a lot this month...and also--I think I can say this--working on some projects that are under wraps, with the goal of them being published one day--so I haven't been able to put them here on the blog, much as I would love to!
But I can share a class sample that I made for this coming November's Victorian Stitchery Retreat, hosted by Valorie Bothell of the Pink Bunny.
It is called a "Wee Farmscape"--inspired by the Kansas heartland where the retreat is. ;-)
In this 6 hour class, I want to combine and cover two subjects:
The first is how to add applique to a crazy quilt block, by introducing some new supplies that make it very easy and accurate. (At least, these supplies are new to me.) I think applique is totally underused in crazy quilting!
The second subject in this class is how to use waste canvas in your block, whether in a free form style or along a seam treatment.
I have Pamela Kellogg to thank for learning this approach to waste canvas, and she has most graciously and generously agreed to let me use some of her charted seam designs in class as well. Pam, you are the very best!
I hope I will see some of you in Wichita next November... ;-) Judith Baker Montano and Candace Kling will be returning yet again, and it is going to be a very special gathering....