Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Material Girls!
One of their members owns a large 300+ acre vineyard and turned an old warehouse into a HUGE quilting studio/classroom . On the other side of the "studio" is a large guest home that overlooks the vineyard. I know, I know...life is rough sometimes. This is the view from the dining room of the guest home where I stayed for three days. Somebody has to do it, right???? :)
This is what I REALLY wanted to share with you...on the first night I gave a small lecture on The Ultimate Stencils and had a small exercise in designing. I instructed everyone to draw a simple eight pointed star using the stencils so they could learn how to use the angled lines and circles to create a perfect star every time. What I didn't expect is everyone coming up with a different star! I was amazed. Here are just a few of the designs that were created using these stencils...
This was part of a sampler created using beautiful hand dyed fabrics...
This is a photo of a piece just getting started...she used the diamonds/triangles background stencil for this narrow strip. Great idea for filling in a long narrow space.
I want to thank this special group of ladies for such an amazing weekend of inspiration!
Hugs, Cindy :)