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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Featuring Marilyn Hawkins!



I love it when I get Show and Tell emails from my students...it's a nice break from all the business emails.  What a treat it was to receive these beautiful photos in my in-box!!!  I just knew you would fall in love with Marilyn's work too.  She's from Lismore in New South Wales, Australia.    Thank you for letting me share you with the world Marilyn....beautiful work!  Hugs, Cindy :)




"I had been interested in pushing my quilting to the next stage when I came across your Craftsy classes.  After watching the Linen Wholecloth Workshop I couldn't wait to get started.  After sitting on the floor with a pile of linens and all your advice running through my head, I eventually chose two afternoon tea cloths. 


These quilts are not something that one should take lightly as they are extremely time consuming and even when you think it is finished there is something else that needs to be added.  I have this strange feeling that maybe deep down I really did not want to finish as working on it was so much a part of my life during the past year.  Do you feel this at all?


The little quilts were made for three friends who turned 70.  The designs for two of them featured monogrammed initials.  On the third one I had to "modernise" the design to suit the friend I was making it for.  Even small quilts can speak very loudly to us!







I try to share my new found knowledge with my quilting group but so many are afraid of free motion stitching.  However recently I told them of your way of dividing the areas on the quilt then stitching the "big bones" then the "little bones".  You would have been amazed to see how many light bulbs came on! "

Marilyn Hawkins

8 comments:

Gi2 said...

Wow, what wonderful results. It's amazing what your students do!!

Marlene said...

WOW these are amazing and what wonderful gifts. You must be so pleased to receive photos of students work and know that you were the inspiration to get us all started.

Carolyn said...

Beautifully executed Marilyn. I too have completed this class and you have inspired me to get out some linens and get started. Cindy, thank you for sharing.

A Nudge said...

Such lovely pieces. Amazing products of your great class.

Renate said...

Kudos to Marilyn for such a lovely job! I am going to be able to take in some of your advice for old linens at an up and coming workshop in Lethbridge, Alberta. Too bad it will only be one day in length.

Karen said...

My gosh, but aren't these inspiring! Beautiful.

Rose said...

I've had a pile of linens set aside for awhile to try some quilting on. These are very inspiring, I may just have to get one started...beautiful work!

Marlene said...

Beautiful! Absolutely.