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What is Going On Here?

 Yes, these are the wonderful women of IHQ.  Today they are taking a class. So, why are there no sewing machines, or fabrics around?

Quilters learn new techniques every year, from professional teachers and talented members.  Monday’s class is both professional & member taught. Our scheduled instructor, Terrie Kygar, fell ill and could not travel last year. Candy Gutierrez was taught by Terrie Kygar and became qualified to teach the technique.

The technique?  Crayon Applique. Ms. Kygar, and now our Candy, does a no-iron version called “Brush & Blend”.  I haven’t been able to take either class, but I have seen these breathtaking images created by everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t they luscious with color?

 


Candy stands, supervising the coloring. I wonder if she ever taught Kindergarten?

 

Concentration and focus this class is commanding.  Not the usual banter or giggles are heard in the room.  Yet, each student I spoke with assured me they were having a lot of fun.  Some were even smiling as they colored – like Kindergarteners’ do.

♥  TTFN  ♥

 

Written by Jodi Lea G.
Photos taken by same.

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Quilter’s Will Resume August 19th…

Summer weather (100+ degrees), and summer break are here! Independence Hall will be converted into a Flea Market for the next 6 weeks, and IH Quilters will be helping out on the Tues and Thurs work days.

The last Row by Row Class (until Fall) was small in numbers but big in fun! Rows 7 & 8 are not paper piecing, so the grumbling was at a minimum. At least about paper piecing, Ha!

Although we all worked hard on our projects, we chatted, giggled, and enjoyed ourselves. Nothing unusual about that – our classes have that in common, no matter what we are trying to learn.

Because the photographer sculked around, quietly snapping pix, you can’t see that we all had smiles on our faces!

You will have to trust me on this…

 

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Learning a New Technique: Stained Glass

Apologies for not keeping y’all up to date! When our (fun and successful) Quilt Faire was over, I enjoyed a vacation from my computer. Then I was busy gathering the supply list items for class.

A few of us in the Guild took a class called “Naturescape” last Monday & Tuesday. It is a technique used to take a photo of something and create a stained glass “picture” of it. The instructor was Doris Williams, a professional artist and former guild member. She is a very easy-going lady, with infinite patience. As a complete stranger to this technique I was moving at a slower pace than most, but Doris helped me tweak my design and find better fabrics to use. This transformed my mess into a landscape. I have worked hard to finish my wall hanging, but it’s doubtful I will make it to “Sew & Tell” at tomorrow’s meeting.

Don’t worry – I will have the camera charged to take photos of the ones from class that are displayed. 🙂
In the meantime, you can admire my two favorites from her collection…

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♥ TTFN ♥