Thursday, July 13, 2017

Intriguing Interleaves with Amador Valley Quilters

This past weekend was jam packed with quilting and teaching.  Saturday morning, I had a lot of fun participating in Northern California Quilt Council's Meet the Teacher program to promote my new workshops and lectures to quilt guild representatives and quilt shop owners.  I really enjoyed meeting with the new guild reps to introduce myself and my work, as well as reconnecting with the guild reps that have hosted me over the past year!!

As soon as Meet the Teachers wrapped up, I quickly loaded my quilts and promotional information and headed down to Pleasanton to present my "Challenge Yourself!" lecture/trunk show for the Amador Valley Quilters.  What an absolutely delightful group of quilters!!  I attended their April quilt show and was very impressed by both the quantity and quality of quilts displayed (I was especially excited to see multiple quilt challenges included in the displays!) and their July meeting was just as impressive!

On Sunday, I taught Intriguing Interleaves and just loved everyone's enthusiasm!   Not only were they an industrious group making great progress on their Interleave quilts...but they were super creative as well.  By the afternoon, as most folks are nearing the halfway point, we take a break to discuss ideas for adapting this technique and/or adding personalization.  Almost immediately, I could see several of the attendees planning out their second or third Interleave quilts and ways of adding their own unique design twist!!

Here are some pictures of their amazing progress from Sunday.  As you can see--there were lots of exciting fabric and color combinations yielding some really striking in-progress Interleave quilts (along with a few finishes!!)
Superbly Solids
Subtle Prints and Patterns
Surprise Zingers!!
And I've already received an email from Rebecca B showcasing her fabulous finished and bound Interleave quilt.  She shared that she is eager to start her next Interleave quilt!!  YAY!!!

Many thanks to the Amador Valley Quilters for their warm hospitality and for being such a fabulously fun group of quilters!!

2 comments:

  1. These quilts constantly intrigue me with their subtle beauty. Each is as different as the owner. Lucky students to have such an organized, original, and enthusiastic teacher.

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    1. Awww...thanks Ann. I really enjoy teaching this workshop and seeing everyone's fabulous fabric selections transform into some very awesome Interleave quilts! They are all so different, which is very exciting for me as a teacher!!

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