All quilts tell a story especially art quilts and journal quilts, which are usually a series of small quilts that reveal a longer tale. Often one journal quilt leads onto the next and it is amazing how their tale unravels. Lily Kerns shared some journal quilts made from a few of her students.
Imagine my excitement, not to mention Linda's when I heard the news "I just got an e-mail that I won an Honorable Mention for the World at the World Quilt Show in New England! (That's like 4th place in the World - not the US entries, but the World!)" posted by Linda Schmidt on our Academy of Quilting facebook page. The news was great, but wait till you see the quilt!
The weather in Maryland has been great for vegetable garden with plenty of rain and mild temperatures, but that didn't stop Gin Keim completing her "Sewfasst" project made in Barbara Dieges online class. With Barbara's quick strip piecing techniques you not only save on time but also on fabric too.
Have you ever thought to make a still life in textile? I have a lot of fun turning fabric into quilt art so I made a quilting class to teach others and they come up with some amazing results. In the last session, Janet made this beautiful piece using a coffee cup and some fruit.
Yesterday as I was checking into my Arbee Designs Facebook page, I found a message from one of my students.
Marilyn Belford's Realistic Fabric Portraits online class begins again today so I wanted to share some of the portraits students made in the last session. All very amazing. Great job students!
Well we all knew by just looking at "Perseus Saving Andromeda" by Marilyn Belford that it is a magnificant quilt. Now the proof is in the pudding so to speak as this quilt not only won "Best Large Quilt" at the Road to California quilt show but more recently, "Best of Show" and "Viewer's Choice" at Mancuso's Quilt Fest in New Jersey. We can see why!
Bargello quilts have always fascinated me. In fact, it was a bargello that was one of the first quilts I designed. It was the detailed bargello, Bargello Blues created back in the early 90's. In 2003, Carol asked me if I would write a beginner's course in bargello to teach at Quilt University. The class has been a great success over a course of 10 years. I have had hundreds of students around the world learn the techniques of Bargello and today I want to share some of their work.
Lilian just finished her quilt in my Circular Bargello class. She had a fun time and it shows with the result of her beautiful quilt. She used yellow/gold through to brown fabrics. It is wonderful to see the different colors students use.