Talking….. I mean sharing my journey on the quilting path. I had been asked to speak on the subject of sewing/quilting at a ladies’ Valentine luncheon and yesterday was the day. The weather cooperated and was bright and sunny, although a bit chilly, but good driving. There were 80+ ladies in attendance at the Looney Valley Lutheran Church, located (yes, you guessed it) in Looney Valley, a few miles outside Houston, MN. The area had gotten its name from an early settler with that name. I approached this as more of a “trunk show” and let the quilts dictate the direction of the presentation (I really don’t do that well with notes!!!). The time passed quickly for me (and for the others, as I was told many times during the follow-up question/answer time). Such a request caused me to look back and remember how I really got going on this journey (back in the late ‘70s) and some of the events marking its forward progress. Following are some photos from the day:
The last photo is included because the projects with the micro-stippling brought, without a doubt, the most comments and questions! First, it was done on a DSM (domestic sewing machine) and, second, the batting used was the same as in all my other quilts but had been “flattened” by the amount of stitching and, no, it wasn’t trapunto!! A special “thank you” to friend, Carol, for being my extra set of hands during the presentation. All in all, a super enjoyable day for all!! And what did you do this weekend?? Til next time……..