Friday, April 22, 2016
Yesterday I received my Wooly Wounds. I am very excited to use these threads in m wool applique.
Last night, Lori posted a photo from a talk she was attending with Gwen Marston. On her blog this morning, Lori has asked if we ever took a class with Gwen. I took a class at Quilting by the Sea - years ago - could be 15, could be 20. She taught us to make blocks by sewing and cutting instead of measuring out templates. She also had us use preprinted fabrics to create a theme. I have another one that is quite wonky but for this morning, I thought I would include my little santa quilt. Not too wonky, I had to feel my way to that liberated style. I will look for the other quilt and try to show it soon.
Lori also mentioned that Gwen is going to stop teaching after this year. I remember how encouraging and affirming Gwen was in that class - especially important as she was encouraging us to toss out the templates and stop focuing on the precision. It was an eye opener for me. I am so happy to have had that chance.