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Thursday 31 October 2013

Out Of The Nest

Out of the ballpark, really...

These beautifully executed feathers were stitched by Joan of ouvrages d'une acadienne.  I hope you leave a round of applause on Joan's blog.  Congrats, Joan;  we knew you had it in you :)

Sunday 20 October 2013

Feather Quilting Workshop

The 6th annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival is now a fond memory.  Class participants in my Beginner Free Motion Feathers class came from such places as Antigonish, Northport, Saulnierville, Moncton, Sackville,Springhill, Truro, Parrsboro, PEI...and even two from Amherst!  Our two Island gals especially had a lot of free motion experience under their belts and they really flew with the feathers (ahem...)... but for everyone, there was marked improvement in the stitching of the feather plumes between the start and end of the day. Folks went home pleased with their renewed  quilting confidence.

Sitting and stitching hours on end as you try to do your best work makes for an intense day, but the smiles stayed intact to the end. It's a privilege to spend time with such enthusiastic quilters dedicated to learning and improving their skills.

 Leave it to Joan to do something this beautiful on her feathered wreath:

Thanks to all for a great workshop.  It's both humbling and gratifying to have students return year after year and I appreciate your support immensely.   l look forward to meeting up with all my quilting friends for next year's festival - mark your calendars!

Friday 4 October 2013

RA Photos

What a pleasure to receive an email such as this from Jeannine Damstetter of MA.
Thought I'd send you some pictures of my New York Roundabout Again finally finished...  It was a dream to put together with your instructions and pattern.
 I took a few online classes with Angela Walters and the quilting brought it all together.  Thanks again for your great patterns.
Jeannine's colours are spectacular, especially those pale bluish centres peeking out on the sides. They add great dimension.  I hope you click on the photos to see a close up of her gorgeous quilting on those feathered wreaths. Jeannine, I also took a class from Angela Walters and know that she is great inspiration.  Thank you so much for sending this along.