In mid-May, I taught at two quilt guilds in Santa Rosa. My host was a guild member, 珍妮特 Tonkin. 珍妮特 took me to see a small exhibit of her quilts at her local church. The 索诺玛县的月光棉被 has a quilt show coming up and the theme for their challenge this year is fire, in light of the horrendous wildfires that swept through Sonoma County last fall . Here is the quilt that 珍妮特 made, 索诺玛·斯特朗， approximately 24″ x 24″.
在三月份的德克萨斯州教学之旅中，我的主持人在 凡尔林棉被’ Guild 在弗雷德里克斯堡是 凯特 Hunter. I stayed at 凯特’s home for three nights, enjoying her kind hospitality and seeing her quilts. 凯特 has a degree in mechanical engineering and worked at Boeing in the Pacific Northwest until she retired about six years ago. After many years of writing airplane repair instructions and 教学 other engineers, she has changed her focus to designing quilts and 教学 quilters.
凯特’s specialties are quilts inspired 通过 travel, wall hangings that capture travel memories, and techniques that can be used to capture the travel themes. Many quilters enjoy travelling and collect fabric, postcards and a variety of souvenirs as well as taking photographs along the way. 凯特 teaches how to use this memorabilia to create a travel memory quilt. Here are a couple of small examples.
In this larger piece, 凯特 has created a map of the area around Fredericksburg and added the local highlights. She uses a variety of techniques and materials including piecing the background, applique, photos 上 fabric, couching and embroidery. The cowboy boots are ultra-suede with reverse applique to create the colored patterns.
凯特 travels to teach and would be delighted to come to your area. Check her 网站 与她联系。它’s always fun to see how other quilters organize their studios. 凯特 is good friends with 路易斯·哈洛克, a quilter with whom she used to work at Boeing. Lois travels and teaches quilters about organizing their quilting space and making good ergonomic choices. She sold 凯特 上 storage boxes for supplies and projects. 凯特 has these nicely labelled and stacked above her shelves. She also has useful and attractive containers for storing fat quarters.