Our quilt guild has had some really good things happening for the past few months. First we had a teacher named Sharon Rotz come and teach a class called "Fat Quarter Slide" and then do a lecture with her wonderful quilts for our group. The Fat Quarter Slide method is kinda like a bargello but without all the fuss and we ended up with some really interesting quilts and I did cut into that stack of fat quarters.
Here is a photo or two or three of the quilt top, I think we used about 24 or 28 fat quarters. Sharon was a really good and patient teacher. She has her techniques down pat and shows that to her students. Her art quilts are to die for and her website is www.bysher.com.
On Monday we had another teacher come to our guild. Her name is Petwara Toyingtrakoon from Cedarburg and she does a very unique needle turned machine applique technique. She taught us how to do machine applique on a Hawaiian block. Very fun class and she is really hilarious and charming. Here is a photo of the block I did. She did a wonderful lecture that evening and you can check her out at http://www.madquilters.com/. She offers a very lovely BOM which features baskets and flowers; she showed it to us and most amazing it was done in flannel and was just luscious!