Monday, July 28, 2014

The week of Quilting by the Lake

   Because I won a scholarship to Quilting by the Lake, I was able to take 5 days of classes of classes. I took 2 classes, both by Victoria Finlay Wolfe. The two day one was sewing a quilt with made fabric, the three day one was the Lemoyne star with made fabric. I just had to cover the lodging in the dorms. QBL is at Onondaga Community College outside of Syracuse, NY. It is two weeks long with a host of teachers from all over. Most of the classes are very experimental and fabric dyeing and printing. The classes I took were exactly what I wanted to make. I had bought Victoria's book, 15 Minutes of Play, over a year ago and had made fabric using scraps and I had followed her blog. 
     I love sewing scraps together. The classes were about 12 people, and only 5 took the same two courses. I was amazed at the work of the other people in the class and all I learned from them. Victoria helped each person with their work individually. We worked from 8:30 in the morning, stopped for lunch and dinner, and sewed more until 9 or 9:30. I had to endure a couple of migraines and did not sleep well, but was able to keep going. 
     In the first class, I had brought a lot of scrap fabric I had sewn together in pieces about 6 x 10. Then, I joined them together and was inspired by a small quilt in the book. I added triangle applique, curved piecing, and flying geese- learning new techniques. I bought some polka dot fabric from a vendor at the Quilt Show there (Quilters Corner) and used that for the borders. I am going to make a new entry for the Lemoyne class.
Fabric scraps sewn together

Squared up with borders


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks like it was a productive 2 day class. I like the triangle applique added to it.

Jan said...

I really like this quilt and this technique. I am going to try this. Thanks for showing it.

Lisa said...

OOOOOHHHHHH I was wondering who made that piece when we set up our machines the night before! I love this!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Isn't Victoria a sweetie! I've met her 2 times now (once at my guild). I didn't take her class this summer, I chose to go to the Michigan TOGA instead (vintage sewing machine heaven). Wish I could have done both.