Teaching and Catching Up

I will be teaching Quilted Embroidery in a couple of places in the next few weeks. I will be teaching a 3 hour Intro to Quilted Embroidery at Oak Hills Church (scroll down for Art Immersion Week) on Thursday July 26. And I will be teaching a 6 hour class at The Cotton Patch on Saturday August 4, also on Quilted Embroidery.

I got an email from one of my students in a previous class. I am always thrilled to see that some students enjoyed the class and finish their project! Jackie got creative and added a small panel to the bottom of her piece so it would fit in her wire frame. I love it!

Jackie’s work:

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And catching up on what I’ve been working on–I finished this kantha blanket. I used all 12 gauge perle cotton (and a few Sulky blendables in 12 weight) to embroider this blanket.

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I went to Convergence (Spinners and Weavers Guild) in Reno last weekend. I can’t stop spinning some of the fiber I got there!

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And finally, sometimes things don’t work out quite the way you want them to. This is the word PEACE on my big PEACE quilt. Those letters are about 8-10 inches high. It took a long time to embroider the uprights on each letter. But because I used white thread on white fabric to outline the letters, it is basically unreadable. I will use the ecru thread to outline stitch along the white thread. I do mean for the writing on this quilt to be subtle. But I still want it to be readable 🙂

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There are 12 verses scattered around this quilt, all about PEACE. I have started the quilting, and hope to finish it in the next month or so.

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More is happening here in the woods, but that will have to wait for another post!

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2 thoughts on “Teaching and Catching Up

  1. Your student’s quilt is beautiful. (As are yours) What is the date of the Folsom class? I can’t count on feeling well enough to drive to the Cotton Patch. Each day is a toss up. Any chance I could drop in if I feel well enough? I could bring my own (wheel) chair.
    The yarn is gorgeous. You’re the only one I know who has hands in as many pots as I do. I just ordered some new paint brushes from England and a Hardinger embroidery kit from Canada. I’ve been playing off and on with hardinger designs, but this the first one with actual “cut away” parts.

    • The Folsom class is July 26. Why don’t you call the Cotton Patch and ask if its okay if you just come on the day if you feel well enough? I’m sure it would be okay.

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