Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Workshop in Ithaca

Oh what fun that was!

I truly enjoyed giving the talk/presentation at the Tompkins County Guild in Ithaca, NY.
The guild members were very warm and welcoming. Talk about a full circle! This was my first official talk after being an author which ended up in a town I had called my first home in 1986. 
It was an experience I will never forget.

I have designed this two day workshop so that my students get the most out of their class time. I taught variety of blocks from my book and all the ins and out of making free-form blocks.

Linda had decided she was going to make a little top out of all her blocks.

Tracy was going to go home and figure out what direction these blocks would go. I love her blues!!!

They were busy!

There were some subtle and calm colors and players...and there were some definite wild and funky fabrics.. every one was fun to have in the classroom.

Running out of fabrics was not an option for some :-)

They were willing to try the 'wonky' for the first time and as many times to get it perfectly imperfect!!!

Some of them were not afraid of going their own way! I admired that so much!


At the end of the second day, we were all smiling, making plans to see each other again!

Thank you all for your warm welcome! You made it so much fun and made me realize how much I have missed teaching. I could do this all the time! I am looking forward to my next workshop in July in Maryland at MAQ.

Tomorrow, I will be at the Calico Cutters Guild in West Chester for a presentation and a trunk show. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there.

Meanwhile, every chance I get between here and there, I have been adding some texture to my Square in Square quilt. Already halfway there and loving every stitch!

and, finished this quilt after it was made in 2005!

I will write more about them soon.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. It looks like a fun time was had by all. There was certainly some wonderful work being produced!!

  2. Hello,Sujata!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time with your students! Like to see many women loving quilt!
    Beautiful works!

  3. It was just the best time ever. So much enthusiasm, fabric, and people really stretching themselves. How could they not with your inspiration?

  4. great group and fun projects!

  5. What bold & confident students!

  6. What fun to see you having such a good time - LOVE some of the color/fabric combinations!

  7. What a glorious range of work from your students - love the amount of colour in there.

  8. Thanks for your inspiring enthusiasm. Your work reminds me of Gwen Marston and her book Liberated Quiltmaking II.


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