I had a fun visit to Amador County, “Gold Country”. It takes about an hour on mostly 2 lane roads to get to Pioneer, CA. The drive was so pretty – lots of flowers, a bit of still green grass and fields of grazing cattle. But no photos while I was driving! The grass has not been incinerated yet by triple digits so it almost looked like early spring. And for once, I remembered to take photos of the lecture and workshop!!
This was a really good turn out and I got a strongly positive reaction to “The Beauty of the Imperfect”. I am so pleased at how that lecture has come together and guilds love it! It is encouraging, educational and funny.
I was surprised at how many guild members I knew, maybe 12? I did get a selfie with Alberta who was in the process of moving out of the area.
The day after the lecture I led a workshop: “Sheer Paneled Jean Jacket” and I was thrilled with the creative ways guild members worked their paneled jackets. Some used my kit and some brought their own sheers. Sheers are harder to source now and it’s all about the fabric.
Patty, the President, brought my lunch:
How cute is that? She stuffed it with water bottles, yummy sandwich, an apple and some home made banana bread. I was tickled to get a lunch like a school girl😊
I was delighted with the wide ranging creativity in the group. The panels were quilted separately and once completed, will replace the existing panel in their jackets:
I’ve not seen this done on a white jacket before and I really like this look, very colorful!
And Penni finished hers in class – yahoo! She may be adding more, but is good with it the way it is. I like her addition of the butterfly!
Another new look for me – abstract! I sure hope to see this completed since it’s a completely different take on the jacket, giving me a water color vibe.
I saw this later with the top flower cut around. She chose to leave a wide margin outside of the stitching which I liked; kind of fluttery. And this will go into a pink jacket – that’s going to look cool!
Love the vibrant colors and especially that little butterfly! The decorative stitching in the flowers brings them to life.
I’ve never seen this done in a cat before either! I especially like the whimsical shape of the cat, and those eyes! When the panel is inserted into her black jacket, that blue branch will be right at the corner.
This one will have a lot of wispy green branchy type of things at the bottom which will look great with the structured pretty plants at the top. And that cute dragonfly – gotta love it!
I just love it when students relax into the process and come up with their own creative ideas. I am so thrilled with how these came out! This workshop is just. fun. There was one brand new free motion quilter in the group and newbies do just fine with this project. Every time I teach sheers it’s just a blast.
Maybe, maybe I will be moved into my kitchen by next week’s post. I sure hope so!
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