9/20/2006

"Quiltmaking Study" class at LQS




A hurried post, am writing this before work. Just wanted to show you a few photos from last night's first class of Quiltmaking Study at the LQS (Little Quilts). We're going to meet three more times, once a month, to discuss various subjects. Last night, we talked about organizing your quilting studio. Had show and tell, including any problems or questions anybody had about fabric they had but hadn't made up into anything yet, or quilts they had begun. Mary Ellen von Holt, owner of Little Quilts, led the class and showed us these quilts they are making for a customer. The customer's brother had about 40 Tommy Bahamas silk shirts in his estate and obviously had a huge affection for them. His family came into the quilt shop to ask about having them made into quilts. The family members unconstructed the shirts and attached the pieces to iron-on interfacing and then Little Quilts took over and is in the process of making several quilts for the family. Mary Ellen is explaining in the first photo how they assembled the variously-sized pieces. Fabulous patterns, eh? They are planning to back the quilts with batik.


This is a beautiful quilt top made from Moda fabrics, from the previous class in this series of classes, Moda University. There was much more to see, but my camera lost power.

We closed by visiting the shop and picking out a FQ that is the type of thing we usually buy and a FQ that is out of our comfort zone, that we are to contemplate as the classes progress and possibly get an idea or two of what to do with that "comfortless" FQ :-).

18 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It sounds like a very fun class - wonder what you will end up doing with you fat quarter out of your comfort zone! And, that silk memory shirt is a real treasure!!! The family obviously went to the right place to have this done.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Gail said...

You went back already???LOL, I've been looking for an excuse, but will have to wait at least until next week. The class sounds great, wonder if they will repeat it?

quiltpixie said...

what a good idea to have a "comfortless FQ", but to have a comfortable one too... The silk shirt quilt is wonderufl. I'm sure the family will love them

Clare said...

What a beautiful quilt.

Tracey said...

What a neat quilt the T-shirt one is gonna be!!
Sounds likes a really neat class too. :o)

jpquilter said...

sounds like a class that will really help you stretch - thanks for the pics - Juliann

Anonymous said...

A. I so knew that the "Tommy Bahama" quilt was not yours... :o)

B. Can't wait to see what you chose out of your comfort zone.... & what you do with it.

C. I ma pretty comfortable with quite a lot - scrappy quilts take everything! So that would have been hard for me.

D. I might have to try it the next time I am at a LQS - just to see what I choose.

Darcie said...

What a gorgeous way to use a collection of clothing! It's going to be beautiful. If you do see it once it's finished, do you think you might take a pic for us? Please?!?

Hedgehog said...

Sounds like a great class - lots of topics and ideas! I liked the shirt quilt idea, as well.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, those silks are beautiful! I am glad the family thought of that idea rather than donating them to goodwill. That man would have been happy that his shirts were preserved that way.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a fun class. I can't wait to see how it progresses and how that affects you.

The Tommy Bahama quilt is great.

Dawn said...

Oh lucky ou living close enough to take those classes from little quilts! That has got to be wonderful!

Dawn said...

Oh lucky ou living close enough to take those classes from little quilts! That has got to be wonderful!

joyce said...

The silk shirt quilt is amazing. Such wonderful fabrics and they are arranged to perfection.

KCQuilter said...

Sounds like a fantastic class! I have always loved Little Quilts patterns and envy you being able to take a class there!

Linda_J said...

Since you do a lot of primitive type quilts, it would be interesting to see what you chose out of your comfort range. I think I hvae been to Tiny Stitches shop, not Little Quilts with Cher.

Laura said...

Oh karen these silk quilts are fabulous. The class sounds awesome!

Marcie said...

I have been to Little Quilts a couple of times with my daughter who lives in Atlanta. Love their stuff. It is a great shop and the people are so nice. I would love to take a class there! Thanks for sharing!