Our first International Quilt Teacher Workshops were held at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Conference Centre at the end of November 2017. We had four fabulous days of teaching by Laurie Tigner, Handi Quilter Ambassador.
It all began with two days of Feathers - the first for Beginners and the second for Intermediate/ Advanced. These classes have laid some great foundation for students who attended.
Adjusting the quilt on the Little Foot Frame.
Margaret concentrating hard.
Sue and Olenda
Chris with Laurie.
The Avante Sisters.
Sandra should be looking worried - she may not get on her Avante at home! Derek proving what's good for the goose...!
Some beautiful feathers in the round.
Prize draw winners - all from the lucky table!
Some super feathers going on here.
The Avante sisters - Curlytop, Honeybun and Curlybun. But who is who?
Feathers in the round - a technique for making sure your feathers fit perfectly.
It's not as easy as it looks!
Practising drawing feathers in the Stables before sewing out on the longarms.
Jayne doing a great circle with her bespoke template (plastic cup).
OK Brenda...are you meeting us in the bar or the restaurant?
Lis making huge progress (largest number of bobbins consumed!)
Ooohh..Jayne doesn't look so convinced by that radical feather manoeuvre, Brenda.
A gorgeous, creative space. We are so lucky to have this close to our showroom.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Laurie at work...
It's Feathers Part Two.
Terry looking sceptical!
More laughter from the Avante sisters.
Sandra putting some serious practice time in.
Back to the machines.
Day 3 - Round Robin Quilt Design. Loved this class.
We got some seriously good designs from the combination of many heads. Draw part of the design and then pass it on.
Now it's time to take that Round Robin Quilt Design and put it into practice. Just a shame that Lynda didn't hear that it then had to be multiplied (or reduced in size) to make it scale to a quilt design. Sorry Lynda.
But Lynda was up for the challenge...
Ahh...that creative space!
Lis quilting her Round Robin Design
Carole taking on the challenge.
Rachel quilting away.
Lynda concentrating hard on the reduced scale design!
Pete pretending that he had done some quilting...
Derek was actually quilting! Good job Derek!
The outside of the Barn
Our Round Robin Group in the Barn with 6 Sitdowns and 7 standup machines.
Annelize with Laurie
The sun sets on another great quilting day at Smite Farm.
Round Robin review.
Round Robin in action!
Closeup of our Round Robin Group
Final Day - Inktense Pencils. This beautiful class sample was the inspiration for the day.
Using Inktense with the watercolour method.
France with her beautiful piece which looked amazing in green with shadow details.
It's all over - Laurie and Liz
Inktense Class with their Inktense pieces. Lots of techniques learnt in a short space of time. Don't be surprised if you suddenly see lots of Inktense pencils being used in quilts!!
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