Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lisa Shepherd Batik Tote Workshop with the Pelham Quilters

The Pelham Quilters were very fortunate to have Lisa Shepherd of Cultured Expressions and her wonderful batik fabrics from Ghana come and join us for a Tote bag workshop.  I love working with her fabrics, because they are all one of a kind.

The ladies had a wonderful time and we all were able to finish our bags at the workshop.

Here I am with my bag all finished except for the embellishments.

Here are Cheryl, Millie and Donna with their bags.
I will have to add the picture of the entire group later.  These were pics from my cell phone taken the day of the workshop.  The next day, I took a picture of the group with their bags at guild meeting, but it is on my camera which I don't have at this time :-).

Play time ... WooHoo!

So I have been way too busy, both at work and getting some projects done. I will make a couple of quick posts to catch you guys up on my latest quilting adventures.

But I will work backwards as I am pretty happy with my current project.

I joined a fiber arts group, FANE, Fiber Artists of New England. A great group of really talented women who come from all different artistic backgrounds,... Print making, dyeing, architecture, jewelry design, etc....  Their works are all so different, but as a group, they really feed off of and inspire one another.

FANE will have a special exhibit at the Northern Stars Quilt Guild show in May, with Kimono inspired quilts. So I have been busy working on mine.  The pieces will be made of at least 3 segments, a 16" wide body and two sleeves and will drape over poles.

Here are a few pics of mine in progress. Straight line quilting is a first for me :-)....

This is the back.... 

I have used Superior MonoPoly to zigzag over the yarn on the edge of the blue pieces and Superior Art Studio Colors for the blue and yellow straight  stitching with BottomLine in the bobbin.

Hope to get some more quilting in tonight.