Saturday, September 13, 2014

Brookhaven Class

The Brookhaven (Mississippi) Piecemakers hosted a workshop this week where I taught a class called Pathways, a.k.a. Flying Geese. We worked with my patterns that featured three "pathways," utilizing Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's Applipiecing construction technique. This is a method whereby curved seams can be joined by turning one seam allowance over and stitching it onto the adjoining seam allowance with a tiny zigzag stitch. These quilters are excellent cooks and had an enticing spread out for lunch at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church fellowship hall, a roomy place for our class.
The class was based on my "Ribbons" piece that was donated in an auction several years ago (pictured below).

My friend Linda Flanders (center, above) helped me by circulating among the 17 quilters to assist where needed. The patterns had blank pathways which the students could change into flying geese, large/small blocks (we called them piano keys),  or spiky points.
To get farther along in learning the Applipiecing method, I suggested that they could make pathways from solid fabric, which Kathy did.

It was a busy and exciting day with lots of beautiful projects started. They promised to share pictures later.

1 comment:

LA Paylor said...

What a great class! And so full! It's hard work to prepare to teach, so I know it's exhilarating the day after! LeeAnna