Anne's Angel Quilt
When I was a young teenager, my sister played the angel Gabriel in her class play. She had red hair. I made this quilt in 1995, intending to give it to her. But my angel looked like an alien. What to do? It puzzled me all theses years: how to change that alien to an angel. Last year, I found a stencil of an angel that fit just right. I had just taken a fabric painting class. The timing was perfect. The alien became an angel and I finally was able to send the angel quilt off to its proper owner. Thanks for being an angelic presence in my life, Anne.
The guys are outside trimming a massive tree in my front yard. My brother says I didn't buy a house, I bought a tree. Yes, it is big. The tree surgeon thought he could save it after last week's mighty storm that took a limb and blew it into a lady's car. It was scary. I do love leaves in my work though and have many projects, completed and in the works, that feature leaves. One is pictured here. It is available at my etsy store.
That's the Vermont Quilt Festival. I completed a landscape quilt. It's a little picture of the green mountains. Can't wait to find just the right matte board. Thanks to Jo Diggs and all the ladies in my class for their assistance. Great fun up north....
I decided to offer classes at my studio. If you want to learn to sew or quilt, fill out my contact form. Check out my etsy store to see the aprons I have been working on.
Good news! I'll be teaching quilting at JoAnn Fabrics in Kingston. Starting on June 1, I will teach kids and adults different levels of quilting. I am so excited about this project and can't wait to get started
I also have a new series of quilted items. Amish inspired yet utilizing a contemporary method with multiple layers of fabric, I have made potholders and art work. Some are now at Art Riot Crafter's Union in Kingston and also in my etsy shop.
I just entered the 2012 Free Motion Challenge from Sew Cal Gal's website. I am arriving late to the party, but I completed January and February's challenges today. Thank you, Diane Gaudynski for the feather instruction and Frances Morre for the leaves technique. I hope I've done you justice. March's instructions have disappeared. So, I will skip to Don Linn and April.
Here are my photos.
This Butterfly quilt occupied me during semester break. Lots of hand applique and hand embroidery spice up those colorful butterflies. Fly me away............ 8/6/12 Okay,now! it's August and I learned that Pete's grandniece had a baby. She saw this quilt and loved it. Now the butterfly garden belongs to baby Camille who was born in April.. enjoy!
Some people rescue animals. Not I. I rescue quilt tops. My latest Rescue Quilt is a pinwheel or flying geese type quilt. I have researched the pattern, but have not been able to identify it. It has alternating pink blocks and came to me completely disarranged. I expected an easy fix. By removing one long seam and adjusting the placement of the blocks, I was able to achieve the desired effect The problem is that many of the squares were not true squares. I adjusted many of the blocks and it looks really good. But it's not perfect. Still and all, the blue plaid borders and black print binding really show it off to great effect. It's a great example of how to rescue a vintage quilt top that has never been quilted or used. Now it is both beautiful and functional. .
Here is my latest creation. It's called Purple Passion because my client is passionate about purple. I created the purple roses from her wedding dress...Really!
Quilter, Teacher...on the learning curve