Tuesday, March 17, 2009

February Doings

This has been a very busy month for me, I finished taking Dena Crains Darned Quilt Class, I haven't quite finished the project but here is picture of it with all the circles cut out and darned in. I need to do the decorative stitching and also the quilting , but I enjoyed doing this so much that I know I will finish it. I've also put a close picture of one of the circle area's so you can get a closer look. Great technique and I think that there are many variations of this technique in my future!

As soon as I finished this class, I had another class the I took up in Santa Fe through the local quilt shop up there. It is a beautiful shop and if you like fabric batiks, hand dyed, everything you will love this store. If you are more into the folkart, homespun, reproduction, Aunt Grace look, you won't find much, but if you want the good variety, interesting techniques, art quilt supplies you will find a little of everything there, even a couch and reading area for the non-fabricholics that might be with you. I have no affiliation with them just a happy customer, glad I don't live next door or I would be a bankrupt customer.

Anyway I took a two day class on design with Katie Pasquini Masopust and it was wonderful. The class was very intense and full of exercises and art and design. We got to see many of her quilts first hand. She is so precise in everything that she does, and she shares so much in her classes. The class is based on her book Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter and if you ever get a chance to take a class from her, get to the head of the line.

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