Sunday, June 02, 2013
Workshop and roadtrip
Two days road-tripping with quilting friends to attend a wool applique workshop with Lisa Bongean and searching for that perfect purple for an applique workshop wore me out!
The workshop was hosted by the Cobb County Quilt Guild. They did a great job. Lisa is a wonderful teacher. Any workshop where you complete 70% of the project during the actual workshop is a winner in my book! Learned a lot of different techniques too. The fabrics are a bit darker than I can usually work with but I'm going to finish it up with a bit of crazy quilted wools for a border and make a pillow/cushion.
One the way to Atlanta we stopped at Sweet Home Quilting in Conyers. Really a cute shop. It was in the Quilt Sampler Magazine a few issue ago.
Then on the way home after the workshop we stopped at Little Quilts in Marietta. Another great shop...I think I'm having a case of quilt shop envy! We don't have a real quilt shop in my part of the state and these are a three hour drive.
These are some of the purples I found that may go into my next project. I have spent the last six months in search of the "perfect" purple for a civil war reproduction quilt. I think now I just have to pick from the stack that I have stashed away for the project and get going...after taking another nap.