23 Jul A quilty weekend
I took a fantastic class at the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild yesterday. It was on stars by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. The quilt we worked on in class is similar to this picture. Edyta does not publish the pattern for the class project so that the students get a special pattern – what a great idea!
Edyta packed in tons of great information and left us plenty of time to sew (I still only got one block done :)). The class included a kit for the project so I was working with some fabrics that are totally not me. Edyta uses mostly civil war reproduction fabrics mixed with batiks. (She also designs fabric for Moda). This is an unusual combination, but her choices really make it work. It will be interesting to see how I can take some of these blocks and make a quilt that is more my style.
At the guild meeting on Saturday, Edyta presented a lecture entitled “Reasons for Quilts”. I lost count of how many gorgeous quilts she showed us! I should say that we are lucky that Edyta lives about an hour away from us so I don’t know if she is able to show so many actual quilts when she travels farther away to talk, but I was completely impressed by her lecture, her beautiful quilts and HOW MANY of them she had. As a person who sews a lot, I can’t even imagine how she has created so many wonderful quilts. If your guild is looking for a speaker/teacher, I highly recommend her.
Have you taken any great classes lately?