quilting, teaching

Let Your Foot Loose – Be Fancy & Free!

Thanks Bridget for the title to the next machine quilting class that I’m developing.  The goal is to have this ready to go in a few weeks.  This will be offered at the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck as soon as I get the right order for teaching worked out and the put together a small kit for the students.  After chatting with Ellen Highsmith Silver last night before class started I’m going to base the class on “Twilight in the Bronx”.  twilight with ribbon Much of the quilting from this quilt is what I would incorporate into the class…so this seems like a great idea.  Thanks Ellen.

Yesterday was guild with the Village Squares Quilters.  Elin Waterston  presented her talk “finding your voice” as an artist and more specifically as a quilter.  Learning how she finds inspiration, what moves her and how that is incorporated into her art quilts is quite fascinating.

full view house quilt Common Ground

Before the program started the Outreach chair made a presentation of this quilt to Common Ground (didn’t realize how fuzzy the picture is) different members of the guild participated in making this quilt.  I quilted and my friend Susan bound the quilt and added the label.  At first we were thinking that I’d quilt the label right on to the back, however I soon decided that this wouldn’t work because of how pretty the label itself is.

house quilt center front Common GroundThe quilt blocks will be auctioned off at a fund raiser for Common Ground and will go toward restoring a brownstone somewhere here in the City.

back center Common Ground quilt

The quilting on here is quite dense in most blocks.  Susan ended up quilting three, maybe four blocks…somehow I missed them.  Thanks Susan!!!!!!!!!!!

two houses with trees Common Ground

Each house is different…some have trees some don’t.  Most have lawns.

The director for the Veterans place at the Montrose VA shared with us how touched the vets are that people would make quilts for them.  When some of the vets are moving settled and moving on to their new homes the quilts are going with them.  Making quilts for these folks who give their lives in service is quite an honor.

Oh yes, the Village Squares Quilters will have a quilt show November 13 & 14, 2010 at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester on West Hartsdale Avenue in Hartsdale.  We’re looking forward to getting things together.  My role will be a bit more behind the scenes this year with publicity.  Yeah!

Happy quilting!


2 thoughts on “Let Your Foot Loose – Be Fancy & Free!”

  1. Well I am just honored-and-a-half! 🙂 I don’t know how you get so much quilting done — that’s some beautiful and extensive quilting and you just seem to bang it out like nothing! Good luck with the class!

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