Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pajaro Valley Quilt Association

I've just completed my last teaching assignment for 2013!  On Saturday I went "over the hill" (Santa Cruz Mountains) to Aptos and found  21 students anxious to learn about Tile Quilts.  This is the largest class I've taught and we had a great time.  At the end of the day everyone said they had lots of fun and they really enjoyed the tile quilt method.  I have to say that it was a gorgeous day close to the ocean and I'm almost surprised that they chose to be inside at a class and not outside somewhere but I suppose living there they are used to it.  The results of the workshop are shown below.

But first, I gave my lecture at the meeting on Monday evening and I was happy to see several familiar faces there from the retreat we used to attend together at Point Bonita.  Some of the workshop attendees brought their blocks to the meeting to show everyone. Fabulous!

And now the workshop blocks.  As usual a great variety of fabrics making each block unique.  The Starry Orange Peel block seemed to be the favorite of the day.

As you can see, the blocks are in various states of progress and many people got to the point of  starting to make the grout lines by turning under and appliqueing the seam allowances.

Here are the Lotus blocks, including one (at the beginning) that is from the Lotus quilt but a different block from the usual pattern I hand out in class. This pattern is in our Tile Quilt Revival book.

Thanks to you all for such a great time!