I was also fortunate enough to be able to attend a 2-day class by Harriet Hargrave in St. Albans, WV at the end of July and beginning of August.......it was wonderful. I have been machine quilting for nearly twenty years, but I still learned so much and was able to play with many different types of battings!
In between the 2 days of classes, I helped my daughter with her cosplay outfits. Her "Beatrice" dress needed a corset back added (and the zipper removed) and also gussets in the sides and under sleeves. Here she is in it:
And here she is in the outfit that I made for her 2 years ago. It was a France outfit!
My friend Beverly brought home a 1st Place Ribbon for her Kim Diehl quilt!
Another friend - who went with me on Friday to the show - Tresha C. also brought home a ribbon!!!! Her quilt was also published in Fons and Porters Easy Quilts magazine.
I entered a wall hanging - that are all kaleidoscope blocks and is hand quilted - she showed well, but didn't bring home any ribbons........
And then my "Thimbleberries Village" quilt that was awarded a "Judges Choice" ribbon.
This week, I have been putting the things I learned in Harriet's class to good use and I have quilted a Hawaiian applique block that has been laying around for probably 15 or more years. I am very, very pleased with how it turned out! Here are two pictures of the front, and two pictures of the back. I hope you enjoy seeing them!!! I'm going to turn this into a large throw pillow.
Until next time! Happy quilting!!!