Friday, April 24, 2009

Internationa Quilt Festival in Chicago

Last Friday I attended the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. It was tons of fun. I took two classes, one with Melanie Testa and one with Belinda Spiwak. The photo is a picture of the class with Belinda. It didn't photograph too well...Think I need a better camera. It is a puffy heart on wood and made with paint, canvas, muslin, and paper.
The class I took with Melanie Testa inspired me to try dyeing my own threads again. I hope to attempt that soon and post my results.
If you are close to a quilt show/festival, I highly recommend going. It is very inspiring and you never know what new stuff you will learn.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

January's Quilt Square

I have been done with this square for a bit, but I just didn't have time to post. It is amazing how quickly life goes by.

I used blue and white for my color scheme as that is what I think of when I think of January. I will eventually have to go back and add more to all of my squares, but I was finished with this piece for now. I have my February square ready to stitch, I just need to find time.