Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Meeting and Workshop with Carolyn Friedlander

We had a wonderful meeting in June with Carolyn Friedlander as our special guest. She brought many of her quilts and talked about her planning process, color, and her passion for slow stitching.
Carolyn talked us through her new Block of the Month quilt. Slow stitching greatness

The Aerial Grove quilt is on my personal bucket list
Focal is a study in color and bringing the focus to the border

Alturas used a large scale panel across multiple appliqued pieces

 We saw some awesome quilts during Show and Share:

Partner information for the FWMQG Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap has been passed out. Quilts are due at the September meeting. If you have any questions, get with Jenn or Ann.

June BOM blocks are: 6, 10, 25, 35, and 48

Don't forget that the deadline to enter the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show is July 17. Click here for more information.
On Friday we met at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington for the Facing East workshop with Carolyn. We worked from her first book: Savor Each Stitch

Carolyn reviewed color theory and gave lessons in foundation paper piecing and hand applique techniques. She talked about the inspiration behind her designs and gave us insight into her process. We had some technical difficulties in the beginning. Too many irons = blown circuits :) We relocated the ironing stations down the hall and started creating. We had friends join us from Dallas and San Antonio. It was a day full of fun, laughter, and lots of sewing!!

A trail of threads leads to the ironing station
Facing East blocks completed

FWMQG and Carolyn Friedlander

1 comment:

  1. We had a lot of last minute decorations to add, and the staff was eager and willing to help. The food was amazing. They have extremely unique and tasty food at rental halls in Philadelphia. Also this place has great views and beautiful big rooms.


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