It’s a Wrap!

I was filled with anticipation to finely be driving to Emmitsburg, Maryland to teach Quilting in Layers at MidAppalachian Quilters Conference. I thought I would just take my time to enjoy traveling through beautiful Lancaster County– and watch out for Amish buggies sharing the road.
The instructions on my supply list said to bring beautiful fabrics and the students did not disappoint me. Susan's project is to illustrate a color challenge. She showed the class a beautiful “sketch book” of photos and magazine page inspirations. Oh my gosh, I wanted to slyly slide that book into my bag and take it home! Umm…her quilt, too.
This quilter does not fear color. Looking at this composition now, I am trying to analyze why these very different fabrics, colors and textures go together so well. Have I mentioned before that I learn so much from my students?
Ellie chose a softly quiet palette. She fussy cut the flowers and has some green blocks to create a woodland feel for her quilt. It reminds me of the elegance of tiny wild flowers.
Another color scheme, with plans to mix in some shiny fabrics for center squares, to bring in a touch of sparkle.
I loved every single thing about this quilt. This quilter auditioned center squares set straight, then off centered and randomly angled. She placed some strips on top to see if she wanted to inset strips. I hope she sends me a photo of the finished quilt.
I had a great time at the conference, both teaching and learning from my students and the other instructors. I only regret two things. I wish I had taken pictures of the beautiful campus at Mount St. Mary's and I was just too busy to take more photos during my class.
Also, I ate waaaay too much ice cream…


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  1. Christine says

    Interesting variety of projects. I hope you get to see the final results. The pale one with fussy cut fabrics is particularly interesting, different.

  2. Barbara Mumma says

    I was at Mt St Mary’s and saw your beautiful work in the vendors mall. I had signed up for another class, but after I saw what you offered I was so sorry I missed your class. I bought your template and hope to be able to reproduce what you explained. Thanks so much for your info, and I will be looking for your classes.

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