Friday, September 12, 2014

A Sampler is like a box of chocolates....each block is a new adventure.

The Ribbon Quartz Sampler group met Monday night to work on their 4th set of blocks. We enjoyed looking at their six finished ones before class. They worked on a block during class and will make another one before next time. This is a small group of three, with one missing that night. They are doing a great job!

The Sunbonnet Sue Sampler group met Tuesday night. They are just finished with beginning quilting and really enjoying the design aspects of  half square triangles. They cut worked on the Churn Dash and Grecian Square blocks that night and will have them finished before next month.

These groups meet every month and make one or two blocks. I teach these classes so that people can learn new skills, but they are also fun because of the group dynamics. It's fun for me to watch them develop into more confident quilters.

I basically got nothing quilty done this week except printing some patterns. (If that leads you to believe I might've cleaned or done dishes...sorry, that didn't happen either!) 

I'm teaching the Modern Cathedral Windows Pillow class tomorrow at Cut Up and Quilt. I love this technique and do a demo on the traditional hand pieced version during the class as well. I might not want to make the traditional version but I like knowing how it was done. What a lot of work! Those quilters had so much patience.

Do you enjoy taking classes? What was the last class you took?


Terri said...

Lots of lovely blocks.

Maggi said...

Lovely blocks. There is something very heart-warming about a sampler quilt.