Sunday, 10 July 2011

July Retreat

We just finished our 3rd machine quilter's retreat today. Trudi, Martha, Anne, Jan and Jan! One of our activities was to make a practice piece to audition various threads and line designs. We wanted to have lots of time on the frame and this gave everyone the chance to practice new designs and audition threads at the same time.

At the end of the weekend, we cut up the practice piece and everyone got a slice. It was good to have something to take home to remind us about the different threads. It was a good sample of our different styles of quilting too! Here we are pointing to our favourite bit of the slice.

Here's Trudi - "Speak to me only with thine eyes." These were her favourite bits.

Jan took a swirly design and elongated it until it looked like a water lily! We liked her version better than the original.

This is Jan too, it was her very first time ever machine quilting on a frame and she produced this lovely flower. What a great start! I'm going to post about Anne tomorrow.

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