The famous Georgia Bonesteel and me.
Long ago, in a time forgotten by modern humans, I learned about quilting from this lady, Georgia Bonesteel. It was the age of something called “VHS tape”. You could rent the tapes at your local library and watch Georgia’s Lap Quilting videos at home using a “video tape player”.
Blueberries by Laura Wasilowski, made in prehistoric times.
Do you remember watching her Lap Quilting series too? She has inspired so many quilt makers along the way. So image my delight when I met Georgia at the Asheville Quilter’s meeting this week! It was such a thrill to see her in the audience and chat for a minute with the famous and ever youthful, Georgia.
The Asheville Quilters and their Zen Doodle Quilts.
Have you ever been to Asheville, NC? First, it’s a beautiful part of the country with its green, rolling hills. And secondly, the Asheville Quilters are a talented group that are a delight to be around. Maybe you should check it out!
The intrepid quilters of Asheville joined me for my Zen Doodle Quilts workshop. Here you see them with their original designs. Each student developed their designs based upon doodles or drawings they made in class. Then they learned a nifty pattern transfer method for fused fabrics. Aren’t their original designs wonderful!
The brave Desert Quilters of Henderson, NV have a lot to brag about. They took on the scary task of developing quilt designs from their sketches or doodles. I’m happy to report that nobody cried. Nobody gave up. Nobody left and joined the foreign legion.
Quilts designed by members of the Zen Doodle class in Henderson, NV.
Here are some of the quilts in progress created in the one-day Zen Doodle class. They are all original designs and I am so very proud of the students. Today, members of the Asheville Quilt Guild, NC take on the same task. No doubt more exciting designs will be developed.