Monday, November 7, 2011

Collaging with the Blue Mountain Quilters

I'm just home from teaching another class of African Collage - still one of my all-time favourites. This time I was with the Blue Mountain Quilters in Port Coquitlam. I was thrilled to see the amazingly different quilts develop, and to witness the creativity of each and every person in the class. They all started with the same fabrics, more or less, but tackled the questions of how to bring balance to the different design elements in their work, of deciding what "worked" and what didn't, in their own personal ways. For some, the process of designing their own quilts was quite new, but they
were all enthusiastic, and I can't wait
to see photos of the individual wall-hangings when they are finished. In the top photo, Brenda and Gail are deciding where best their pieced borders might fit, and in the next, Janet and Mary Ann are figuring out how to put an unconventional top on Mary Ann's piece. Works in progress by Carol, Brigitte and Louise are also pictured. All in all, it was a great weekend, complete with a Trunk Show and an evening dinner at the home of the President (Louise) I'd like to thank you all for being so welcoming. It really was a treat to spend the weekend with you.


  1. Beautiful!! What fun to see pictures of others working in the style I've loved for years! I learned from Lee Hackmann of South Africa at Pacific International Quilt Festival. After her classes, I took the bit in my teeth, and have never looked back. This kind of quilting is so liberating!! Here are some pictures of what I do...

  2. Fracie -
    I'd love to see the photos of your work, but can't connect to facebook (I have avoided it like the plague!). Do you have another way for me to see pics of your work?