Quilting on the move

Quite a few miles to put on the clock this week – down to The Bramble Patch tomorrow and then London – Denver on Friday.  So the bags from Quilts UK and Denman are unpacked, laundry done and now it’s time to look west and work out exactly what needs to go back into the bags to carry me through a 3day quilt design class.  When Harriet & Carrie first suggested this last October, I wrote out a rough list and lesson plan –

starter list

and now it’s really going to happen – and it should be a lot of fun.  As always I will feel obliged to take more personal projects than I will ever have time to start or progress in any spare time hanging around at airports or after class –

3 take-along projects

plus a couple of small bags from the Antique Rose Star project, some “proper” quilting and some basic drawing supplies.  Who said anything about travelling light?  Then there’s all the other vital stuff  that we can’t live without – and all the cords, wires and chargers that accompany them….

Quickly looking back to last week at Denman – a short “taster” class on Essentials of Hand Quilting and a good time was had by all –

starting to quilt

starting to quilt 2

starting to quilt 3

final morning

Well done everyone – remember, I’m expecting Great Things from you all!

There’s always something to inspire at Denman – this time it was a tile in the bathroom (there’s probably a quilt design book waiting to be compiled based on Bathrooms around the World) –

detail from tile

also a little scribbling in the notebook during class –

notebook detail

a little messing around with mirrors during class –

mirror work

a wonderful display of samplers in one of the corridors –

sampler detail

So, onwards it is, with a quick word of thanks to all followers of this blog – I really do appreciate you being there!

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7 thoughts on “Quilting on the move

  1. Just to say that i thoroughly enjoyed the taster course at Denman and have booked in for the second part in November 2013. Would strongly recommend anyone else to join us. Good atmosphere in class and very encouraging being banned from unpicking or looking at the back of our work so as not to be put off in the early stages.

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