Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lori and I traveled to Naperville, Illinois on Tuesday to visit the Riverwalk Quilt Guild. What a fun group of ladies! The trunk show went well Tuesday evening and the workshop on Wednesday was very productive.

Each participant sent their photo to us ahead of time, so we could alter it, print it in sections, and have it ready for the workshop. This is Catherine Redford's finished piece—bound and beaded!

Catherine was familiar with free-motion work and jumped right into the project.

She used flame-shaped stitching to add color and texture.

Sharon Racibozynski (apologies for the spelling Sharon) had never done free-motion work before and found it easier to work with the feed dogs up. She said this is the first piece she has finished in a long time and the guild would be surprised to see it at the next show-and-tell!

Pegg Hislop spent much of the workshop outlining the many petals in this flower, but it was well worth it! Pegg, we can't wait to see the finished piece!

Beth Hunter adds detail to a cone flower before moving to the color sections.

Ladies, thank you all for a delightful day! My heartfelt hope is, even if you don't plan to make photo quilts, you found something to enrich your own work.


SewLindAnn said...

Their work is just so stunning and I'm wishing you were doing a workshop here in Atlanta!! Must ask the shop owner. Meanwhile, I've got to get your two books. Thank you for sharing your visit, they did such a amazing job. I'm sure they had a blast and feel so accomplished and creative.

maggi said...

Fantastic pieces. I am sure that at least some of them will go on to make more after these results.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pictures of your trip to Riverwalk. We had a wonderful fun creative day! I posted your picture on my blog at Do drop in some time!

Jo said...

This is exactly what I have looking for to try. How do I start????? Where can I get your books?

nanaandpapa1 said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I wish I was back in IL. no one here is doing anything this fabulous. I want to try this more than anything. I've been taking pictures, just don't have the software, YET. I'll keep saving my pennies and maybe someday. Thanks for the blog!