My favorite part of this class is working with students on an individual level. Each quilter comes in with a plan for their quilt, and it's my job to affirm their decisions or help push them whichever direction they're meant to go. In one memorable discussion, I sat with a quilter for about 15 minutes to help her decide on bolder pops of colors. As a group, we delve into how to line up up crosses, color play, and techniques for planning improvisation.
Thelma's Wonky Crosses - used with permission. There are several more examples in my Student Gallery, at the bottom of this page.
One of the main elements of this class is using fabric that contrasts from the background(s). Past students have played with that idea by sewing some blocks that are just barely showing up. It's amazing to see what you all come up with!
Trisha's wonky crosses - shared with permission
At the end of class, we always have show and tell, and I share some quilting ideas for final quilt tops, plus extra block ideas. In a 3 hour session, students usually complete 3-5 blocks, and many more for an all day class (this particular show is the shorter class). I'm excited to see what my new group of students will create, and I'm looking forward to sharing some quality sewing time with them in just a few short weeks (hi, Christine, I'm so glad you're joining me! :) ).
Country Quilters Guild, Pine Bush, NY