Full disclosure here – I’m a sucker for learning and recently I committed to the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers group hosted by Yvonne at Quilitng Jetgirl (I’m in her Quantum Quilters hive. Woot!), Cheryl at Meadow Mist Design, Stephanie at Late Night Quilter, and Terri Ann at Childlike Fascination. Wow, our hosts and the entire group is all in and there is so much good information. Keep me accountable to blogging more often (dare I say weekly? gasp!).
The problem with being a workshop addict is that you can add a lot to an already too long works in progress list. So, I have learned I need to do technique workshops, not project workshops. Every now and then I fall off the wagon and succumb to a class like the one I recently took, Dresden Plate Update. Continue reading
I finally completed “Firs in the Fog”, my culminating project for a design class I took in 2012-13. The class covered design principles like scale, proportion, value, and balance. It really was an art class for quilters and for the final project we were to pull all the lessons together in a single work. Continue reading
I think by now you may have noticed that I took a couple of improv classes from Sherri Lynn Wood at QuiltCon 2013. Those classes and QuiltCon really pushed my quilting boundaries and I have been experimenting more and more with improvisation. So, when Sherri Lynn put out a call for testers for her new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, I signed up. On nearly the last day, but I signed up. Continue reading
The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Challenge committee came up with a Valentine Postcard swap. I regretted not swapping at the Holiday Party and I wasn’t missing out on this one. Continue reading
After taking Sherri Lynn Wood’s Improv Round Robin class at QuiltCon 2013, three of us in the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild decided we had not had enough fun. Deborah Ferguson (her round robin quilt is “With A Little Help From My Friends“), Chandra Wu (her quilt is “Happy Times“), and I used the “listen and respond” technique we learned from Sherri Lynn but allowed one month to work on our additions. Churn Dash 2: Complementary is the result of this happy collaboration. Continue reading
I remember workshop registration day for QuiltCon 2013. I had studied the catalog and decided on either of two improv workshops with Sherri Lynn Wood. Putting both in my registration cart, I was very surprised when I ended up in both classes. What a great opportunity to get out of the box. Continue reading
I first caught wind of Amy’s quilty confessional on 13 Spools via Molli Sparkles. The linky party is well worth clicking out. It’s fun to see civil diversity of opinion.
Of course I was inspired to create my own list. And, it was surprisingly hard to keep it to eleven items. Continue reading