Block Lotto is using the RSC colors for each monthly block. Here are three sets of green leaves (upside down).
To continue the green theme:
I made mug rugs to go in gift baskets for three AAUW branch officers whose terms are ending. The new officers will be elected and installed on Tuesday.
Robbi Eklow was the speaker at our guild meeting Wednesday evening. She gave a workshop on free-motion quilting on Saturday.
I met Robbi through a librarian-quilter colleague in 1998. Robbi had posted to an online quilting bulletin board that she'd gone to the Lake Villa library in the town next to hers. She chatted with the library's staff artist as he worked on a poster for an event. My colleague sent me a copy of the message, since I was LVDL director at the time, and Robbi and I eventually met in person. She was one of the local artists commissioned to create artwork for the new library. Her quilt is still displayed at LVDL.
Robbi is talented, generous ("take pictures and touch the quilts"), and has a great sense of humor. Here are pictures from the trunk show. (She makes wall quilts -- some are pretty big, but they're still wall quilts. She said she has no quilts on the beds in her house. But now that she is a grandmother she foresees kid-friendly, wash-often quilts in the near future.)
|front of quilt|
|back of quilt|
The fourteen of us who took Robbi's workshop learned a lot. Here she is explaining her technique.
Here are my class samples, sewn with rayon thread on felt squares (layered in 2's) for practice, as well as a muslin quilt sandwich (muslin-batting-muslin).
Now I just need time and a project on which to put my new-found skills to use!
I'm linking up with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday