Here are the pics I promised in the blog post last week:
Jodi Barrows from Square in a square explaining how her quilt piecing system works
Jodi explaining how this Christmas tree wall hanging was made using the Square in a square system
One of the lovely colourful quilts on display at the Conference
Wendy – owner of Haus of Stitches – is just peeping above a vibrant quilt made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics. This was during one of the Show tell sessions.
This quilt was just lovely. Made by Dianne Jansson, it will be a class at the Conference next year 2017. It is based on a pattern in a book Dianne found on a recent trip to Australia. It is called The Gypsy’s Wife and can be made almost exclusively using up scraps from our stashes – WOOHOO…..then there is room to buy more fabric was the quick suggestion!
My classroom at the Conference. Here everyone is hard at work trying to master new free motion skills
Isn’t this great? Some of the fruit of one class participant’s labours
And this too. Most attending this class really liked the way the Janome blue dot bobbin case works for free motion as well as the many hints, tips and tools I recommended to make their task of perfecting free motion quilting easier
Let me introduce Sabine to you: she is 13 years old and lives in Saskatoon. She spend several days at the conference and most of us who are more than triple her age were astounded at what she accomplishes. Here she is trying out our Artistic SD18 sit down quilting machine. She LOVED ! I even heard her telling her Mom she would love to own it – No kidding, many of us would love it. She went though more than TWO bobbins of thread and several hours of playing on quilt sandwiches so I know she had a lot of fun. WAY TO GO SABINE!
I got so excited when I saw what one of the ladies in the Ruler Quilting class produced: she made this leaf with a long arm template/ruler and then filled it in with free motion quilting. She was super pleased with her efforts too. Pretty much everyone attending these classes told me they were so excited about all the possibilities that ruler quilting opens up for them. One told me she is no longer going to quilt with her cheque book as this is SO much easier and she then has ownership of all aspects of her quilt. WE AGREE WITH YOU!
And look at this great 3D effect created by another happy quilter – simply decreasing triangles inside a grid/block….all done with a ruler and free motion stitching
And another happy camper free motioning up a storm on her Janome machine.