Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fat Quarterly Classes

Like so many of you, I am starting to get REALLY excited about the Fat Quarterly retreat that is quickly approaching.  Our class lists were recently circulated so now we know what I'll be doing over the weekend (other than chatting with bloggy friends, running around London and just having a wonderful time in general). I was that pain-in-the-bum girl who had to switch a few things around, so I am a bit late sharing my class schedule with you.  Thank you, Tacha, for helping me re-arrange my courses!

First up I have Photography with Judith Dahmen.  Judith has a wonderful blog filled with eye candy so I am thrilled to have a chance to talk about photographing quilts with her.  If I could even come close to what she creates I would be a happy girl.

Judith's Folks and Friends quilt.

On Saturday morning I will take Eraser Stamps with Tacha.  I would love to make a little fluffy sheep stamp of my own.  With a little googling I found a few other ideas that I like, too!

From Random Acts of Art

I then move on to hand quilting with Mandy.  I have dabbled in hand quilting as an embellishment, but can't quite work out how to quilt a full quilt.  The stitches on the quilt back go all funny and sideways.  If I could ever create something like my two hand quilting heroes, I'd be thrilled.

By Susan of Canadian Abroad.
Stitched by Sarah of FairyFace Designs.
And finally on Sunday morning I will learn Cathedral Windows from Brioni Greenberg.  I would love to make a table runner (or something small) anywhere near as pretty as this.

From the IMQG.

I have high hopes, then.  I know the weekend will be fantastic, but if I could learn and improve a bit more I'd be thrilled.  If nothing else, the retreat is always a great source of inspiration and new friends.  That alone gets my heart fluttering.











27 comments:

Isisjem said...

I'm so excited about the retreat too. Even if there were no classes I know I'd have a blast just meeting everyone and getting to talk 'quilts and fabric!'

cheeky monkey said...

You are so lucky to go there so everything else is the sugar on top! Great courses you are in. Have fun and enjoy

Annabella said...

It's killing me learning what everyone is doing at FQR *sob* Great choice of classes Cindy - you're going to have a blast!

Elita en Suisse said...

I'm psyched about my classes too! (insert image of twirling girlie) I'm coming with another gf & she'll be in the cathedral windows class with you (Gina Atwood). This is going to be so much fun!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Annabella and I are both crying in our boots..... ( But we'll get over it it! ) The classes you have chosen sound wonderful! I look forward to seeing what you learn from the whole experience!

Canadian Abroad said...

No classes together but plenty of time to hang out. Yay! And how nice of you to say you like my quilting. You will ace it and wonder what all the fuss was about.

memmens said...

Looking forward to hanging out with you and not cutting my fingers while carving stamps!

Laura Jane said...

Can't wait to see you again!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Once you become a master hand quilter, will you teach me?

pennydog said...

I'm also in the stamps and cathedral windows classes!

Laura Lochore said...

how exciting! You'll have a blast Cindy!

Nicky said...

Yeah two classes with you Cindy! I so want to learn the stamp thing!

Diane-crewe said...

have fun xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

You're going to have a blast!

Penny Barnes said...

Looks like an amazing time and something I would LOVE!
I would say "Have fun!" But I think that's a given!

Leanne said...

I cannot wait to see you at the retreat. I think we have the photography class together.

Trudi said...

So looking forward to seeing there! Wooohooo!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Sounds great. Enjoy!!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh enjoy! And thank you for the lovely compliment xx

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, darn, no classes together! Oh well, I'm sure we can create chaos out of class ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Cathedral windows together!! xxx

Judith, Belfast said...

I'm not in any of your classes sadly, but I know I will see you there and hopefully get time to chat! Jxo

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

OOOOO...friends and quilting, they go together like a big mac and fries, like Fred and Ginger... I guess I could go on and on! You get the picture.

Catherine said...

You are doing some great classes. I can't wait, not long now

Indianna said...

I'm in the hand quilting with Mandy too...and the cathedral windows! See you there!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Jealousy is all that I am thinking here.... Maybe next year I can go😖

Karin said...

Oh the quilt on the fence just is lovely.

From Karin
http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/

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