Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ah Illinois!

A Japanese Beetle enjoys his 15 seconds of fame on the blog.
I am there and back home already. I had a whirlwind trip to O'Fallon IL and I can attest that the soybeans and corn are looking good along Interstate 55.
My workshop participants were stellar and ready for a challenge. Our classroom was superb in the new (jail) Public Safety Facility. Each gal had her own table and electrical outlet. I thought I was in HEAVEN. We made use of the teflon pressing sheets that I brought along and wowie zowie everyone fused up their fabrics in no time and we dove headlong into our Bodacious Bloomers, you should pardon the expression.
Since I have posted those types of quilts many times on this blog, instead I will feature the afternoon's original projects. I asked them to use their leftover kit fabric to make a small piece in under an hour. The theme would be Leaves, but the design would be their own.
"And please, would you impress me with your cleverness?" And they did! O My!




The closest she will ever get to an Hawaiian appliqued quilt, she said.

Verrry teeny stripes. Very teeny triangles.







OK, so she made an artistic choice to leave out the leaves. Right on!








Her version of Matchstick Moons meets Leaf Collections.

10 comments:

  1. this looks like so much fun-I must find the leftovers in my closet and play. as always your real flowers are breathtaking, as are you!

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  2. I love this idea of a spontaneous mini-project at the end of the day. Almost like a "warm up" -- except it gets the juices flowing for more art on their own time. (Jeff grew up in southern Illinois. They raise them well down there!)

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  3. Wonderful student work. You must be so gratified to see their results!

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  4. Debbie - From SF12:39 PM

    Ditto on what Gerrie said! What talented students and a good teacher you are!

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  5. Those are fabulous!

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  6. me gads, they are GORGEOUS. Do you mean I could do something like that after your workshop (ahem, hope so)?

    So when are you coming to Australia? Melbourne is great at the other time of year (we're totally miserable with weather right now).

    :-)
    Izabela

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  7. Your students created some fantastic pieces. But of course, they had a fantastic teacher!

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  8. Aahhh! Wonderful! I love seeing learned techniques applied in a personal way as opposed to producing something that looks too much like the teachers. It's a great teacher that guides and draws this kind of result out of students.

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  9. Anonymous8:46 AM

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