Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jill Schumacher's Class on Whole Cloth Quilting

Ok, so I'm a mad woman with quilting these days but, having so much fun learning new things.  Today, I had a class with Jill Schumacher AKA Quiltmaker to the Queen at Always Quilting in San Mateo.  Jill is very inspiring and patient.  While I have been practicing learning this technique for a while today it set in.  Now, I knew how important marking was but, today it sunk in.  Yes, tedious but, the results are worth it.  Below is my practice piece.  Nope, not perfect, still have alot of practicing to do.  If you're not familiar with Jill,  here's her website and there's a calendar of class locations.  I'm think Trapunto will be something I'll have to try next from her.

Jill Schumacher - Quiltmaker to the Queen

Partially Completed

All Done

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Esterita Austin Movable Feast Class

Esterita Austin is a fabulous instructor.  I had the opportunity to be in a 3 day class with her last weekend.  I'm attaching a partially completed quilt from this class and will update again when the piece is completed.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Celebrating National Quilting Day

I happen to have been blessed with being introduced to a fabulous person back in October.  I had heard about her from several people but, had never met her.  While doing the preview at PIQF I ran into my friend Melodee who is also good friends with this wonderful person.  Bam, we met and it all clicked.  I can't say but good things about her and by happen stance a group of us are quilting on this weekend together.  I'm very excited to say that I will be quilting with Esterita Austin because my friend had the vision set up this sewcial with her.

I am so looking forward to this and am so indebt to my friend for inviting me to be apart of this for 3 days.

If you don't know Esterita's work, you should check it out.  Her website is: .

So, look out for new photos from her weekend either her or on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Strip Tubing Quilt

Here's my latest quilt not completed but, pieced.  This was an interesting project to work on.  I enjoyed how quickly it came together.  I'll post another photo when it's done.