21 Aug Remembering…
Last Friday, along with Brenda, Dorie and Ginia, I attended the American Quilter’s Society show in Grand Rapids. I hadn’t realized that one of the special exhibits featured the quilts of Pat Campbell, who died earlier this year.
The first appliqué class I ever took was from Pat Campbell in 2004. I believe that Texas was her adopted home state, but she was feisty and fun and it seemed to fit her to a “T”. Pat had so much to teach us that day, I don’t believe I sewed more than one leaf, but I knew I loved it. I still use the needles she recommended and the wonderful roll full of YLI silk thread I splurged on. I remember thinking my husband would be shocked if he knew how much it cost me. I got over it pretty quickly 🙂
At the time, I hoped to be good enough at appliqué one day to make Pat’s Elizabethan Woods pattern. My taste has changed a lot since then, but I still admire this quilt. It was wonderful to see, in real life, so many of her beautiful quilts. Thanks for the inspiration, Pat!
(All images borrowed from Pat’s website)