Our meeting of the Asheville Quilt Guild met last week where we hosted national quilting personality Susan Cleveland. Susan presented a fabulous lecture followed by a workshop the following day before heading over to our next door neighbor - the Western N. Carolina Quilt Guild in Hendersonville.
The flowers below have a piece of cheese cloth as an insert with tiny little sequins sewn here and there (red circle) and rick rack!!!....Do you love it! I have always been a lover of rick rack...have used it for almost as long as I've been on this earth...first on my own doll clothes, then my clothes, then my daughter's clothes and now quilts. It's so retro and wonderful and great to see on this quilt. Also take notice of the red arrow to see what Susan calls her Morse Code stitching....with the dots (french knots) and dashes...love it. Also notice the beautiful buttonhole stitching around the edges of the petals done in a contrasting color and heavier thread.
I love the machine quilting (above left) and the little beads (red circle) sewn here and there. On the right, love everything but the unusual shape of the outer edge is wonderful.
Susan shared her latest love with us, the Dresdan Plate done in such a unique manner....hmmmmm....wonder if we can look forward to a book on this wonderful technique.?
So Susan had a free afternoon and Barbara and I had the fun of giving her a small tour of Asheville - below the Grove Arcade....and then onto...
On another note, my friend Marene and I ...after seeing the lecture decided to challenge each other to make a small piece using Prairie Points and Susan's binding technique...to be revealed at our next PTA meeting...so stay tuned for some progress on my piece...but no reveals just in case Marene is reading this....( - :