Sunday, November 20, 2011

University Days in Cedarburg

May of 2010 the Quilt Museum had University Days.  That weekend I had my debut of teaching.  I taught/lectured about fusing.  I had each of the students cut up some fused hand dyed fabrics to make a postcard size piece of art.  One of my students Deborah sent this to me.  I thought it was really cute..

In 2010 I took a class about using fusibles at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum University days taught by Laura Krasinski.  This was my first experience with fusibles, Laura made it easy and fun.  I made the flower in the class and liked it so much that I turned it into the cover for my needlebook.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Class at Antoinette's on Thread Painting

Last weekend I taught a thread painting class at Antoinette's quilt shop in Plover.  It is a great little shop with wonderful fabrics, notions, a nice class room and a huge long arm machine.
The gals at the shop and I decided on thread painting on a panel with leaves and flowers.
I started the students off with just free motioning the veins on the leaves and maybe adding a little curly cue here and there.  Then we went on the the flower.  Using mostly corresponding thread to the color of the flower they began to fill in from the center of the flower.  Just with a back and forth motion.  Adding their own little touches as they felt more comfortable.  We worked on smaller daisy type flowers.  Everyone did a really great job.  I think they learned some techniques and a little  
something about threads and needles.  There were a few gals unable to come to the class that day so we may set up another date in 2012.  Hope to see you there.. It was loads of fun!!
Eileen spent some time reading the books I brought on Thread Painting.

Linda and Sandy.... they are the two that drag me all over up north to the quilt shows and shops.  We had fun...

My demo piece

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thread Painting Class

I had a great opportunity to teach thread painting to a group of girls at Antoinette's quilt shop in Plover, WI.  I really enjoyed sharing my love of thread painting and teaching the girls about different threads and needles.  The shop would like me to come back and teach it again because some of the gals that wanted to take the class weren't able to make it last Saturday.  I will post some photos tomorrow or Saturday.