Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cindy Williams Lecture


My guild hosted Cindy Williams of Onion Mountain Quilts today for a lecture on "Perfectly Pieced Borders. If you are looking for a program that will appeal to both novice and experienced quilters I would strongly recommend this.

She brings lots of quilts and walks you through a different way of designing borders. The best part is she is so engaging (with an occasional off color story or two!) that the folks who usually balk at the words "design" or "math" get swept up in the fun.
I have two (ok, maybe three) tops that I have put on hold because I wanted to do something a bit different with the borders but couldn't figure out exactly what. With Cindy's book in hand I think I am better prepared and will be pulling them off the shelf this weekend.

11 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Ooo... me likey your blue and white quilt!!!

Janet said...

Is the Feathered star one of the projects? I love the blocks!! They are so pretty and delicate looking. I get stuck at the border stage all the time. It sounds like a great lecture.

sewkalico said...

You sound inspired! Love the blue and white quilt top!

Karen said...

I have never heard of Onion Mountain Quilts. Now that is a name that might stick in your mind.

Janet O. said...

The 4 feathered star blocks look like fragile winter snowflakes to me--lovely! I have my shelf of borderless quilt tops as well. Not that a borderless quilt is a bad thing, but these seem to be crying for a finishing touch.

Merilyn said...

Wow! that feathered star is gorgeous, love the border treatment you are playing with!!!

Cathy said...

I love what you are doing with the blue and white quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, I need to check out this book! I love the quilts you showed!

Loris said...

You are right, that would be great to see and learn about those interesting border treatments. Her quilts are lovely as is your feathered star. Those blocks are beautiful. Can't wait to see what borders you come up with.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful feathered stars! I stink at fancy borders and am definitely afraid of the MATH. Your start looks terrific.

Willy Wonky said...

OMG Cindy Williams?!?

LOVED Laverne and Shirley!!