Just back from my vacation in
so we could attend the Vermont Quilt Show! Whoot ~ Whoot ! My man made all sorts of arrangements so I
could attend a class with teacher Cindy Needham; what a wonderful gift. It was
so nice to finally meet the Linen Lady in person! Vermont
I met Cindy at the bar on Saturday morning, the thread bar that is, and she is as nice as you can imagine. There were about 20 students and she made sure to greet everyone and spent time with each student in small groups, large groups and individually when able! Cindy has such a generous Spirit and is a phenomenal teacher; she wants you to know what she knows! I have been learning from Cindy through her book, e-books and classes on line, and I am so glad I was finally able to be a student, in person.
Following are some photos of my projects from the Open Threadbar class. If you have opportunity to attend one of her classes, take it. Cindy even allowed me to take photos of her work, which gave me inspiration as to how to quilt a linen I bought that was torn.
Now I am off to see if I can pool together enough money to go to her Linen class, as she will be in
New England again this summer, end of July, at the Maine Quilt Festival in Augusta Maine and price out a hotel vacancy in randchildren.
Maine. Then I'll be off to visit with the soon to arrive g
Thank you Cindy for traveling so far to share your gifts and talents with us in
New England. Till we meet again.
The Vermont Quilt Show was great, lots of good teachers, venders and the quilts were so beautiful. Bittersweet Fabric Shop in NH brought brand new Janome sewing machines for all of us in Cindy's classroom to use for the day! Thank you Mr. LaValley.
My Practice Sampler which later became a mug rug
What to do with a blank quilt sandwhich
Next Project in class
We took a blank piece of fabric for backing, a batt, and then
I chose an orange tie dye piece for my quilt top
In the ripples of color on the fabric I imagined these Large flowers which I FMQ, and then filled the background with all sorts of leaves using rayon threads in FMQ
I bound the little mini wall hanging and it finished out at almost 12 inches.
This is the back of the wall hanging. Even though I used contrasting threads on the front, the back shows the multitude of stitches so much better.
When all was said and done, I received my PhD in Threadology! Thank you Cindy,
you are a wonderful teacher with such a kind and generous spirit!
Home now, just in time to harvest some of the lavender from the garden.