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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!


  1. Joan's does not look like a beginner. Wished I lived close so I could take the class.

  2. You look like you all had lots of fun. Glad it went well.

  3. Looks like hard work......but fun! So glad to hear you had a good class. Joan's quilting is lovely, using two colours is an interesting variation.

  4. Everything happens in Karen's classes because of the teacher! Karen you are wonderful... as I mentioned I would register in your workshop if it was on sewing buttons and I just bet I would learn something new. Thank you soo much!

  5. Looks like fun. I have been toying with the idea of working up a feathers workshop but have not made a decision yet.