Sunday, April 24, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching - Creativ Festival

Thanks for dropping by to see what the Slow Sunday Stitchers are up to! 
Today I want to tell you about the Creativ Festival this week and the 3 different hand stitching techniques I enjoyed while there.


1) Beading:
I was sponsored by CQA to teach quilt embellishing and had two classes of enthusiastic stitchers. You can see the kits I put together on Friday's post here. Some of the students had no previous beading experience, so I hope they enjoyed their first exposure to this fun technique. The first class was so full and busy that I didn't even think of taking photos. So these are the students from second class, concentrating on their stitching.







2) Hand stitched hexagons: When I wasn't teaching, I was at the CQA booth doing demos on how to make a hexagon from a circle. It's a really fun and quick technique and you can see it on Jackie White's video here. Jackie took these photos of Leslie Whitby and I teaching the technique at the demo table.
Do you see that great quilt right beside the demo table? I loved this quilt in the CQA juried show in 2014 and was very happy to see it again in the booth. The quilt is called Flower Basket Medallion and was made by Deborah Holden. I wanted to take photos of it when I first saw it, but photos were forbidden at the NJS... until now!
I found out that for the first time, we will be able to take photos at the National Juried Show 2016! I am so excited about that decision. It makes it so much more fun for me to be able to take photos of quilts, techniques, block designs, and embellishments that I see at a show and want to remember.

3) Hand quilting:

Look who I saw when I arrived at the International Centre - my friend Judy Pearce from the Mennonite Relief Sale! You can read more about her here and here. It was an old fashioned quilting bee set up right there in the middle of all the activities. 
Ahhh... these are my people, my quilting tribe!

And you are also "my people"! Thanks for dropping by and reading this long post, and for being part of the global community of hand stitchers!
So what kind of hand stitching are you enjoying today? Link up your blog post below and share your slow progress.



17 comments:

  1. Looks like a great event. Thanks for hosting Slow Stitching Sunday.

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  2. Thanks for sharing photos of that event. That Flower Basket Medallion quilt is beautiful.

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  3. Oh my ! I HAVE that flower basket medallion pattern and got as far as the basket :) Other projects interfered and I keep asking myself "when are you going to get moving on that one again? ! " :)

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  4. Sounds like your classes were a big success. Hope you get a chance to relax with needle and thread today.

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  5. love all those quilts I can see in the background

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  6. Hi Kathy what a fun group ,it's great being able to sew with friends xx

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  7. Congrats on having a successful class!

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  8. You had a very busy week and very successful classes. Enjoy your slow stitching today.

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  9. That looks like a great time - how lucky you are to have all this going on right on your doorstep. Enjoy your slow stitching: you have earned a bit of down time.

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  10. That looks amazing Kathy! As Kaja says, how lucky are you! Judy's quilts were a pleasure to look at too, thanks for the links :)

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  11. Looks like you're having lots of fun there!

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  12. Looks like a wonderful place to be!

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  13. Oh love those beading (intense concentration) photos; wish I could take a class in person from you...hugs, Julierose P.S. am thinking of adding hand sewn beads to my Project life cards....:--)))

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  14. Alas, no slow stitching today - resting my hands. Maybe next week as I'm 99% done with my commission quilt. Lots of wonderful work linked.

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  15. Belo evento, parabéns!
    Abraços carinhosos
    Maria Teresa

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  16. Sounds like your classes were successful! That is great--and no surprise.
    Enjoyed the post--especially the part about "these are my people". I love a place to sit and stitch with others on a large quilt frame as we chat and solve the world's problems. : )

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  17. Is anyone else having this issue: once I leave a comment all the linkups disappear and I can't find them again :/

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