Can You Adapt?

sue1There was a wonderful surprise on my first day of teaching at the Ohio Valley Quilters last week. A student, Sue, showed me a beautiful quilt she had made. It was part of a challenge and had won a prize!

sue2Do you know why this quilt so delighted me? It’s not just the design and execution. Turns out Sue is a very clever gal. She adapted various patterns from my book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and combined them to make her own design.

sue3If you look closely you’ll see she adapted patterns from these projects in the book: House in the Woods, Light House, and Bridge Keepers Cottage.  And to top it all off, she added beautiful hand stitchery. Thank you Sue for showing us how easy it is to combine and adapt different patterns into on great quilt!

Fun in Houston

Ginny hard at work.

Here are a few photos for my time at the giant IQF show in Houston. Ginny, one happy quilter, was in my Luminous Landscapes class. It was one of those short little classes where students were given pre-fused fabrics and told to do with it as they wished.  At that point I left the room. There is no point in trying to control what a group of artists make, so I went out for a cup of tea. (Not really, just checking to see if you are still there.)

Meeting with the Annapolis Quilt Book Club.

I also met up with Lee Anne and Cheryl of the Annapolis book club.  They are the group that used my book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts as their inspiration for making house quilt projects. It was so great to meet them face to face. Thank you to them and everyone else that stopped by our booth!

Guest Artists: With a Danish Twist

Else and friend stitching in Denmark.
Meet my friend Else. I met Else 3  years ago in Houston when she received her certificate in Fusology in my class. No doubt a degree she shall cherish forever!
Forest Home from Fanciful Stitches by Annemarie.
Else is also a quilt teacher. She hosts week-long workshops in Denmark.  
Tree by Tove.
Having just visited Denmark during a Baltic quilting cruise, I can tell you, its a wonderful place!
Houses by Birgitte.
With a little help from my book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and Else’s fusing expertise, her students created these charming little art quilts.
Nice Neighborhood project by Hanni.

Nice Neighborhood project by Jette.
She says her “students enjoyed to cut and fuse and were very engaged in making small quilts with inspiration from your books.”  
Another Nice Neighborhood. This one is by Lene.
This past June marks the 6th year Else and her students have met for a week to sew, eat healthy food,  relax, and enjoy a beautiful place in Denmark.
Windmill by Jacobine.
Art work by Mie Vedde.
Thank you to Else and her students for sharing their work with us!

Guest Artists: With a Danish Twist

Else and friend stitching in Denmark.
Meet my friend Else. I met Else 3  years ago in Houston when she received her certificate in Fusology in my class. No doubt a degree she shall cherish forever!
Forest Home from Fanciful Stitches by Annemarie.
Else is also a quilt teacher. She hosts week-long workshops in Denmark.  
Tree by Tove.
Having just visited Denmark during a Baltic quilting cruise, I can tell you, its a wonderful place!
Houses by Birgitte.
With a little help from my book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and Else’s fusing expertise, her students created these charming little art quilts.
Nice Neighborhood project by Hanni.

Nice Neighborhood project by Jette.
She says her “students enjoyed to cut and fuse and were very engaged in making small quilts with inspiration from your books.”  
Another Nice Neighborhood. This one is by Lene.
This past June marks the 6th year Else and her students have met for a week to sew, eat healthy food,  relax, and enjoy a beautiful place in Denmark.
Windmill by Jacobine.
Art work by Mie Vedde.
Thank you to Else and her students for sharing their work with us!

Guest Artists: The Book Club Meets

Quilt Book Study Group having a quilty party.

In the DC area there is a Quilt Book Study Group. Imagine a book club specializing in quilt books! The book they selected in March is my own Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts. Why? Because there is a party on every page. And these gals like to party!

Diana working on the Country Cottage project from Fanciful Stitches.

The book study group works with the book projects for a few months and then move on to more exciting ventures.  (Check out the Annapolis Quilt Guild newsletter for more information.) Thank you book ladies for sharing your work with us! I want to join your book club!

Guest Artists: The Book Club Meets

Quilt Book Study Group having a quilty party.

In the DC area there is a Quilt Book Study Group. Imagine a book club specializing in quilt books! The book they selected in March is my own Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts. Why? Because there is a party on every page. And these gals like to party!

Diana working on the Country Cottage project from Fanciful Stitches.

The book study group works with the book projects for a few months and then move on to more exciting ventures.  (Check out the Annapolis Quilt Guild newsletter for more information.) Thank you book ladies for sharing your work with us! I want to join your book club!