Saturday, May 05, 2007

Miniature Quilt Classes

Yesterday I taught two quilting classes at Reichard's quilt shop in Elmira. Both classes are held once a month and in each class the students bring back the project from the month before, in whatever state of completion they have been able to accomplish. In the mini quilt class last month we made tulips, which is a fun block that sews up fast and easy, unless you make the really small size, which is harder! On the right are my sample quilts. On the left are some of the projects the students are working on. This is one of my favorite blocks to play with, and I like it so much that I taught it to two miniature quilt classes last month...so look for more tulip quilt photos in about 10 days!


In the afternoon class, the students are learning paper piecing skills, and last month they tackled sewing houses which have pieced joins on the roofs. Here are some of their neighbourhoods on the right.
In another area of creativity, I want to show you my daughter's latest birthday party card. She has many friends turning 16 years old this year and she makes each of them a different card. This one has "sweet" made from chocolate kisses and "16" is made from chocolate loonies. Although she is not the least bit interested in quilting, my daughter shows her creativity in so many other interesting ways!

8 comments:

MOLLY said...

Kathy--looks like your daughter has inherited your artistic talents. Class projects look like great fun, too. I love the houses!

Greenmare said...

Kathy~ the tulips are PRETTY, and the houses are ADORABLE! and your daughter makes lovely (yummy) cards!

Jeanne said...

One of these days that creativity of your daughter may lead her to quilting, too. Cute card and cute tulips from your class.

Nicole and Phil said...

looks like some great courses!
Thanks for sharing!

swooze said...

I love your work. I had asked previously what size a block has to be before it is considered miniature.

Your daughters card looks great! I am sure her friends will treasure it.

Kathy Wagner said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments!
In response to Suzette's question about miniatures, I have read that true miniature scale is 12:1. So if the regular block size is 12", the miniature is 1". That is very small and in most cases too difficult to still be fun to sew.

Lucy Locket said...

Thanks for your comment on my dolls Kathy - you should really make some too - Rosalie Quinlan's designs are such fun to make and love! I really like the house blocks. Lucy

Darlene said...

I'm truly impressed with your miniatures and the class projects.

Isn't nice to see your daughter taking an interest in a creative outlet. Enjoy her journey!