Quilters quickly found a way to stay connected during the pandemic! Most of us had plenty of fabric to keep us busy for several years, but let’s not do that again. Here’s a wrap up of my covid quilting time.
April 2020: We dove right into Bonnie Hunter‘s Unity mystery. My quilt top is still waiting to be quilted.
June 2020: Scrap Snap for the win! These super fun and quick blocks from Quilts for the Making cleaned out my bin of cool-colored scraps. Kari was very gracious in allowing me to lead Ninigret Quilters in making blocks during a Zoom sewing day in September. It was a great way for us to test out the tech before hiring a teacher (and before I started getting paid for teaching on Zoom!).
October 2020: Ninigret Quilters continued our “Rake up your Scraps” theme with Diane Harris teaching her Tango pattern. You can read more about mine on my old blog here.
November 2020: Heather Kojan presented her Improv Log Cabins to Ninigret Quilters. I really want to return to this project and make more.
November 2020: Narragansett Bay Quilters Assoc hosted a foundation paper piecing workshop with David Sirota. I think the only way to get his Scrappy Chevron Stars pattern is through a class. Worth it! I have 16 blocks done of the 30 I have planned and cut out. Each block takes me about an hour to piece. I’ll finish it someday!
December 2020: I took a whirlwind of a class with Jo Avery via The Festival of Quilts in the UK. She didn’t have much time (only 90 minutes), but she did an amazing job of effectively presenting each step of her Dandelion Clock block. I managed to get one block done and I love it!
January 2021: A celtic applique class with Scarlett Rose led to two other projects that I designed myself. You can see my completed shamrock table runner here.
January – February 2021: My friend Sharon and I designed a medallion mystery quilt for Ninigret Quilters. Talented members offered various technique demos as we released a new clue each week. We were thrilled by the number of members who participated and can’t wait to see their quilts hanging in our show in October!
February 2021: The Interleaves workshop with Mel Beach opened so many possibilities! Read more about my little wall hanging here.
April 2021: I was lucky to get into a Kawandi class with Sujata Shah. I have completed one more round since this photo was taken. It’s really a lovely, soothing process.
June 2021: Last week, we learned Karen Eckmeier‘s top-stitched curves technique. I turned my blocks into a table runner so I could finish something for a change! I’m amassing quite the collection of table runners. I’ve never put one on the window seat before, but it works.
I think that’s everything for now! It looks like virtual live quilting workshops are here to stay. If your guild is looking for a teacher, either in-person or via Zoom, please pass along my name. And my on-demand EPP class is available on CourseCraft for individual quilters!
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