Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Fun at Quilting 101

This month's Quilting 101 attendees were treated to a double dose of holiday themed demonstrations.  Both demos featured a different holiday ornament that could be made using fabric scraps.

First up was Donna, who demonstrated these adorable folded fabric ornaments.  Donna went above and beyond in providing kits for all attendees.  Not only did she cut out two circles of coordinating holiday prints per person (x 32 attendees), but she also included the thread and button needed for the finishing these little beauties.  Thanks to all her prep work, helpful handout and well-organized demonstration, these little ornaments came together super quick.
Next up was Cynthia who showed us how to weave and twist folded strips of fabric into fabric star ornaments.  I have one of these ornaments hanging on my Christmas tree, so I was very curious to learn how to make more.  In my stash, I found several prints that had gold and silver metallic accents, and prepared a lot of strips in advance.  Cynthia guided us through an online tutorial, making sure to identify the potential pitfalls, and providing some inspiration of turning them into adorable magic wands!!  The first star was a bit tricky as there is definitely a learning curve involved.  But the subsequent ones were much easier.  Good thing too, as over the next few days, I ended up making a total of 17 of these ornaments to give to family & friends!   
Oh Christmas Tree!


When we arrived to set up for the day, we were surprised to find a large, un-decorated Christmas tree in the room.  We decided to put it to good use as we displayed all the beautiful ornaments made by attendees.  What a festive and quilterly tree!!

Many thanks to Ileane & LaNelle for all their hard work to organize Quilting 101 and tap the talents of our membership for quality demonstrations.

Special thanks to our two all-star demonstrators, Donna & Cynthia, for sharing their time & talents to spread some holiday cheer this season!! 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, what beautiful ornaments!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl...I hope they will help bring some holiday cheer to family & friends.

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