At the end of July I had the wonderful opportunity to return home to Salt Lake City to teach some Judy Niemeyer classes. I had stopped by Elaine’s Quilt Block in December of 2012 (and purchased University of Utah fabric) and met the owner, Ione. She said she would be very interested in having me come teach. As I worked through my scheduled it just happened that I was flying through Salt Lake on my way Montana for a weeklong retreat with Judy Niemeyer. So – I just extended my stop over on the way home to include a few days teaching and then playing (more on the playing in an upcoming post; stay-tuned).
Day 1 we had a beginning paper piecing class and made Hoffman Crackers. Days 2-4 were Quilting Til We Wilted and when we start to wilt they would feed us – FABULOUS FOOD – and then Ione would make daily Starbuck’s runs so we could sew and sew and sew. Pattern for our Wilt was Bali Wedding Star and there are some beautiful ones in the making.
Just in case you missed out on the fun in July – it looks like I will be coming back in February 2014. If you have a Judy Niemeyer pattern you would like to make be sure to let the shop know as they are in the process of selecting which workshop(s) will be offered.
I hope you enjoy these photos from my workshops at Elaine’s Quilt Block
Beginning paper-piecing – Hoffman Crackers was the pattern of choice!
Adding a goose
Love those swirling geese
Marilyn is using a common background and sashing her geese
Nicole made hers out of a Moda Smores jelly roll – PS her quilt is ALL DONE – she added sashings and a piano key border!
Bobbie made good use of the coloring page in the pattern – she has a plan and knows how to execute it
Bobbie’s quilt is going to be stunning
These beautiful strips are from Artisan Batiks – they are going to make beautiful arcs
My beautiful niece Nicole – she came to the beginning paper piecing class and stayed for the Quilt Til You Wilt
Nicole is trimming her arcs
Marilyn is being careful, has her klutz glove on and she is cutting all of those A/B arcs
Marilyn made good use of a shaded fabric and the creative grid rulers designed by Judy Niemeyer – no piecing in her arcs
Ann is using Hoffman Bali Pops for her arcs – aren’t they scrumptious?
Gaye’s 2nd Bali Wedding Star is “Shades of Grey” with teal stars!
Gaye’s has already made one of these quilts – isn’t it beautiful – Asian fabrics
A little closer….
A close-up of the star. I have seen her design for the quilting – it will be a SHOW STOPPER!
Yippee! LuAnn made a melon!
They are all working so hard!
Strip piecing the arcs
Diane really made lunch as pretty as it was yummy!
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One of the 2 longarms at the shop made a great lunch buffet
Kale Salad – it was very good
Another scrumptious salad
And this strawberry shortcake had HOMEMADE whip cream!
Sunrise over the mountains before I left to teach one morning
You can just barely see the mountain