Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Spent the Most Enjoyable Weekend…

in a class tutored by Karen K Stone, from USA. Karen is a wonderful tutor who is very happy to share her ideas and methods on the quilts she has made that weren’t even part of the class. She had brought with her a suitcase full of quilts, and I managed to photograph some of them.P1000394 P1000390 P1000389 P1000397 P1000420 P1000410

The photo above left was our class quilt.

Lots of ribbon, wool, rick rack and anything you wanted to add.

This was an eye opener for me, as I am very organised in my quiltmaking. This was so much fun, as I didn’t worry about what I was doing, and looked upon it as a fun weekend. P1000429 As you can see mine wasn’t up to much, and I have a bit to do still, butP1000423  I think it will be good hanging in the loo. The only space  on a wall that I have left. haha!

Karen demonstrating joining blocks as in QAYG. As there were no class notes to speak of Karen very kindly gave us some notes on another quilt of hers. Photo above.P1000416 P1000417

This one looks like a bit of me. I love those Foundation Pieced Blocks.

P1000451 I came home, full of smiles. I said to my DH how lovely it was to have a weekend of laughter and general silliness with a bunch of friends. That’s what quilting is all about isn’t it?

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jennyquilts said...

How wonderful to be able to do a class with Karen Stone i am very envious. I haven't heard she is teaching anywhere in Wellington.

Pip said...

Must remember that name and keep an eye out for any classes here, I love those improv quilts, still have to try one myself thought.

Quilting days/weekends are the best, I love talking with other people that "get" quilting.

Monica said...

What fabulous quilts! I had never heard of her before so thank you for sharing them.

Frances Leate said...

It sounds like it was a really fun workshop and I am sure that even if the quilt was not the style you normally made you would still have picked up lots of tips and tricks while having a great time. Take care.

Linda said...

What a great time you had. I'm happy for you! That Karen gets around! Just a month ago I read on my friend's blog at NanaGirlQuilts in Pensacola, Florida, that Karen was there.

Julie said...

What a fabulous time you had Suzie....I can't believe that in only a few more days I will be seeing you again and l'm sure looking forward to our weekend together!