Golden Valley Intriguing Interleaves Inductees

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting with Golden Valley Quilt Guild for a "Challenge Yourself!" lecture/trunk show on Thursday, followed by an Intriguing Interleaves workshop on Saturday.

Thursday night's lecture was a lot of fun as there was a lot of positive, creative energy in the church gymnasium!   I was especially pleased to connect with members following my talk as well as seeing members line up to sign up for my workshop making it a sold out success!
Challenge Yourself!  Opening
In between the meeting and workshop, I stayed with Judy, a friend and former SCVQA guild member.  It was so nice to catch up, see her beautiful new home and amazing quilt studio!!  On Friday, Judy showed me around the local area including an absolutely lovely visit to the High Hand Nursery in Loomis, CA.  This is much more than your typical nursery as they featured garden art including a tranquil coi pond, art gallery, jewelery booth, olive oil boutique and even the Tin Thimble, a sewing and fiber arts shop where Judy and I were treated to a fascinating introduction to wool felting by the manager!!  Here is a preview of our morning adventure and discoveries...
Colorful Blooms!
Succulants on Display
Nature Inspired Garden Art
Colorful Garden Accessories!
Afterwards, we visited 3-4 of the local quilt shops where I found some amazing fabrics for my latest Mod Molas series, as well as a few other projects/workshops.
Fun New Fabrics
Saturday's workshop was a buzz of energy and excitement as they anxiously awaited to learn the secret of creating their own interleave quilt.
Golden Valley Intriguing Interleaves Inductees
I love documenting the before and in-progress pics of everyone's Interleave quilts, but may have missed a couple.  There were so many fabulous fabric selections, so I created a few groupings to show the range of design possibilities...
Larger scale batiks and prints that create a lovely watercolor effect
Vs. Solids & Small Tone on Tone Prints that Create Crisp Curves
Introduction of a Zinger Fabric:  Black & White Stripes, Colorful Zig Zags and Black & White Polka Dot!
 As it was Memorial Day weekend, four members opted to create their own version of a Stars & Stripes Interleave.  Interestingly enough, three of these members unknowingly sat at the same table and soon realized their similar selections in fabric strips!!  And the first finish of the day was one of the patriotic interleaves!!
Patriotic Themed Interleaves in Honor of Memorial Day Weekend
Everyone made such great progress over the course of the day!  I've already received two emails with pictures of finished Interleave quilts!!

  • Tracy Trimble's finished Patriotic Interleave (left)--I just love her appliqued stars completing her flag-themed Interleave!!
  • Lauren Markell's Sinewaves Interleave (right)--Lauren gets bonus points for including a label/hanging pocket using my bonus demo!!

Beautifully Finished Interleaves!!
Thanks to Golden Valley for a lovely weekend!!  I am very much looking forward to returning to the area again in September for some lecture/workshop combos in Auburn, Folsom and Looms, as well as an October lecture in Lincoln!!