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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Mountain Picnic Class Finished
Several months ago Kathy and I gave the Mountain Picnic Quilt Class for Adult Ed. Long story but the short is we had a wonderful group of ladies and a variety of colors chosen gave each quilt their own style.. Kathy and I designed the quilt with English Paper Piecing, piecing and then taught all the steps to completion of the quilt.. We had beginners and experienced quilters.. We encouraged the ladies to share their personal techniques also, so that the gals had a chance to learn other methods.
Placement of the Paper Pieced blocks was up to each student, as was color.. Each lady could add with beads, buttons and YoYo's.
Not all the ladies were in attendance that night. This is a wonderful sample of the variety. We encouraged ladies to pick from their fabric stash. Stash must have a bunny in there, because there never seems to be an end to the supply, thankfully!
I wished I had a better photo, this was taken at the guild meeting and did not want to disturb the whole group who were watching Show and Tell.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,