Thursday, March 10, 2011

Look at this quilting. I don't think I have seen quilts like this before. Unique, fabulous.

I asked Lisa if we could see some of her quilts.  They are spectacular.  She sent me these quilts with this information about them. I am loving these. These are her words about these quilts.  " Spiralbound was a 2006 Journal quilt entry, which showed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston & toured to their other shows. I sent one of the whole quilt and  a close-up. It was a piece of white fabric that I painted  then cut up and sewed back together multiple times.

Frog and Sandstone/Uluru are both part of a 12x12" quilt challenge.  Frog was done the same way as Spiralbound. 
Sandstone (based on a pic I took of Uluru in 2009 on a trip to Australia) is just 4 different commercial fabrics, and the color variation in the rock & sky is from the thread color.
The black quilt has couched cording to define the areas to be quilted, and I quilted it with mostly neon threads. This was a challenge for Quilters Holladay last year--making a medallion quilt. I won the "non-traditional" category for that!

This was a piece of white fabric I painted, then just quilted each section with thread that matched the color of the paint.

Lisa Brothman is teaching machine quilting a whole day. Improve your machine quilting skills in the morning, and start quilting your own quilt in the afternoon. The first half of class we’ll start with some basic information and then progress to some free-motion quilting skills and designs. In the afternoon, you will be able to start on your own (smallish) quilt or continue using practice pieces as you wish.

I've been teaching for about 10 years, mostly at the Utah Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Festival and at the Winter Quilt Retreat at Bryce Canyon (Ruby's). I've also taught at the Rim country Quilt Round-Up in Payson, Arizona and at Elaine's Quilt Block in the SLC area. I've taught machine quilting for almost that long, and (if it is selected) I'm planning to offer a more advanced class at this year's UQG Quilt Fest. I try to keep my classes stress-free, and from what I've heard from my students, I'm relatively successful."

1 comment:

  1. This quilting is fabulous. The fishing in the blizzard story is hilarious.