Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday Workshop

 I just got back from a lovely visit to the Langley Quilters Guild where I gave two lectures on "Your Creative Space", how to design and use your space for quilting, knitting, beading or?? Its fun to talk about how people can make the best use of space to be creative and enjoy their work.
I also taught my most popular class, "Shattered Angles" and had a blast with it. A wonderful group of ladies who worked so hard and had amazing results with their project.
Here's some pictures of their strips sets:

And here's some of the completed blocks:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Journal Workshop

I had fun on Saturday being a student at a journal making workshop at Satin Moon, my local quilt shop. The class was taught by a good friend, Laine Canivet and I was so pleased to be completely finished the project by the end of the day! I wish that happened more often..... We began by weaving strips of fabric and pinning them into cardboard to hold them in place.

We then stamped with acrylic paint over the top of the fabrics. One helpful thing was the fabrics could be any old, light coloured leftovers, they did not have to be precious.

After stamping, we laid organza over top and quilted with decorative threads. Here are samples from all the students.

Laine is showing how to add the pages, I found out that groups of pages are called signatures.....

Here the outside of my journal with the binding stitched in place, we added some beads as well.

All finished and ready to use, hurray! Thanks, Laine for a great class.