Four Classes: Fredericksburg (Virginia) Sewing Expo, October 2 - 4, 2014
BUZZ SAW is a variation of a Dresden Plate, but on steroids! It only looks complicated. You cut the 20 wedges from a multi-sized 12-1/2" dresden ruler (included in your kit), slice a bit of the top off and replace with a white triangle. Very easy applique to the background square. Fun and easy (did I already say that?) Click the link to see class info at the Sewing Expo site.
Besides classes, there are several awesome quilt exhibits. My favorite? Quilt as Desired, curated by Mary Kerr. You just can't imagine what happened to these humble antique quilt tops which Mary bought for no more than $50 each and then handed them off to longarm quilters to - you guessed it - QUILT AS DESIRED! Mary sells a CD of these quilts at her web site. But you've got to see them in person!
CUPID'S ARROWS is a three block quilt made with paper piecing (don't roll your eyes). The block is made in ONE piece (like an off-center log cabin). How else can you get those pointy, sharp points than accurate paper piecing, huh? Click the link to see class info at the Sewing Expo site
|Cupid's Arrows #2|
Mariner's Compass drafted on a 20" coffee filter!! Yes, you read that right! Add a paper pieced halo of Flying Geese and then the super-sized background for an awesome 32" block.
|32" block - 20" compass|
|Using solids and grey, with a fabulous floral background|
|Free Motion Quilting|
|Can you say PEBBLES?|