Monday, March 26, 2012

Quilting Demystified

 On Saturday, March 24th, I demonstrated basic quilt making techniques at the Levi Coe Library in Middlefield, CT  It was such a great space for a workshop---lots of tables and comfortable chairs for all the attendees. Thanks to all who came and asked questions! Thanks also to Loren Weber and her staff for help setting up.
Here I am demonstrating how to make a basic 4-patch.

Here I was discussing the best alignment of a strip so the seams interlock nicely. 

There was quite a bit of interest in my Old Maine variation. We hope to have a second workshop where participants can bring their own machines and sew along with me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

War of 1812 Bicentennial Commerative Quilts

This year the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center is celebrating the Bicentenial of the War of 1812 with a Quilt Show.  The main celebration is this weekend but there are plans for a national tour and a book. 

2012 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show

March 17-18
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Seaway Trail Discovery Center
401 W. Main St.
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

My entry is "Scarlet and Gray" in celebration of The Ohio State University, my alma mater. It was tough to tone down my color choices in an attempt  to work in historic reproduction mode. The pattern was my design. Here it is prior to completion laid out on my studio floor.