January, 2008, I took a machine quilting class from Sue Nickels. It was
wonderful! I've enjoyed all of the classes I've had on how to do
feathers, and I've learned something new from each; this time I was
finally successful in being able to draw
feathers so as to be able to draft feathered motifs to fit a specific
space. As part of the class, we all had to design a feathered quilt,
and this is the one I designed:
finished it in February, 2008, and it will probably become a quilt for
one of our dogs, since I messed up the back during the basting. ;) It
measures approximately 23" x 23" and was quilted with lavender thread.
Here's a detail of the quilting:
took a class in January, 2009, from Sharon Schamber on how to make
various background stipple patterns. She's such a good teacher! We got
a good start on the piece in class, and I finished it at home shortly
after that. The little quilt measures about 15" square and is
excellent reference for future projects.
In January, 2011, I took a wholecloth design class from Terri Doyle in
Phoenix. There, I designed two quilts, but one must be redone for
various reasons. The other, much smaller, one is this one. It's about
17" square. I quilted it with silk thread and wool batting (yummy
stuff!) and finished it in February, 2011.