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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fun Weekend in Louisiana

I got home Sunday from a wonderful long weekend in Morgan City, LA.  On Friday I taught a workshop based on this pattern - printed in 1986.  I made 3 of these quilts back in the late '80's and early '90's.  It's a pattern called "Momoe's Star".
It's a cross between Grandmother's Flower Garden and Cathedral Windows.
I met some new friends - always the best part :).
My students came well prepared (and were happy not to have to drag their machines to this workshop).  We learned two basic skill builders - hand applique and hand quilting. 
They were hard at work...
and they all went home with several finished blocks.
This project is totally hand done, portable a great quilt as you go project.   Thanks for lunch Sheryl, it was a wonderful day.
 
 
On Saturday, I was the guest speaker for the quarterly meeting for GSQA.  My lecture/trunk show is called "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken". 
A new friend, Carole, took some pictures during the program.
The quilts tell the story of my journey.
See how much my hand is helping??? :)
This last one is a little blurry, but I'm explaining some of the finer points in my Going Home quilt.
 
What a wonderful time.  Thank you Sew Happy Quilters Guild for making me feel so welcome.
Have a great day,
Karen

10 comments:

Heather said...

I love that star quilt. Is the pattern still available?.

Debra said...

Great post...loved seeing pics of your weekend! Still love my momoe's star. Sooo very proud of you. Deb

Janan said...

I love the star quilt, it does look like an antique!
The Civil War quilt really looks great. I know you will enjoy hand quilting it. Thanks for the tips on the applique.

Karen said...

Are the quilt blocks in the piece you were teaching done with a larger background piece folded over the color fabric and stitched down like applique?

Ruth said...

I have never seen that star quilt before! Looks interesting. And it looks like you had a very successful workshop and lecture. How fun!

Barb said...

I love the name of your lecture - perfect!
what an interesting pattern. Not sure if I've seen it before.

FlourishingPalms said...

How fun for you! It's great that you have people interested in learning hand-piecing. I do love it myself. And that you got to share your quilting with a group? Well that's just fabulous. You look beautiful on the outside, and I already know you're beautiful on the inside, so it's no wonder you were a hit with them.

Kim Brackett said...

I'm so glad you had fun! I'm sure everyone enjoyed your lecture and workshop, and especially enjoyed seeing your amazing work.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow, that's an amazing quilt pattern! I've never seen anything like it before!!

I.LIKE.

sherylb said...

Karen, it was such a pleasure having you here! We had an awesome time! You can come back anytime!!

Sheryl B