The Quilting Bear
Sew much to do, sew little time.
by, 11-22-2011 at 11:05 PM (596 Views)
I planned on accomplishing so much before Christmas that I don't think that I'm going to be able to get it done.
I purchased material for four patchwork puppies for my nephews. I thought I would be ahead of the game starting them before Halloween. I have one almost completed with the second one started. I made a mistake sewing the first one together. At least I have half of the second sewn and cut out.
I also purchased two polar bear pillows. They both come with a vest and a scarf. I'm planning on giving those to my two youngest nephews. Tyler, my great nephew born in July, and Nolan, my youngest sister second child born in October.
I started a Dresden plate for my brother back in June. He paid for most of the fabric. I wanted to surprise him at Christmas and have it completed.
And then I wanted to get a batik quilt done for my partner. He, along withmy siblings, are the only ones that I have not made a quilt. My. Mom had made a quilt for all of us when she first bought her embroidery machine.
The last week at CAMEO Guild meeting our speaker, Judy Woodworth presented her award winning quilts. She was an absolute wonderful speaker and her quilts were outstanding. I particularly enjoyed her story on she started to quilt with her humble beginning.
On Saturday, Judy taught a six hour class on how to design an original whole cloth quilt. She began the class show casing one of her whole cloth quilts, errors and all. Once we received the how to get started, she bounced around thee entire room helping every student in some aspect of their design. Whether it be holding a ruler, erasing a mistake, or giving her advice on how to improve the quilt her attitude never faulted below cheerful. Which reminds me, I need to finish marking my quilt so I can mail back her stencils.
If you get a chance I would recommend taking one of her classes. I believe she will be in Houston next year. And do yourself a favor, check out her website, http://www.judywoodworth.com? And no, I'm not affiliated.
If all thoses projects, UFOs, are not terrorizing enough, the last three days I have come down with a sinus infection leaving me as much ambition as Tom Sayer had when he needed to paint a fence.