Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quilting Seminar and Exhibition

I went to the first Quilting Seminar and Exhibition ever held in Greece. It was in Thessaloniki, which is quite far from Sparta (about 9 hours with the car), but it was worth the trip! I really enjoyed it. It lasted 3 days; the first two days were filled with workshops.

This is the workshop Reverse Needleturn Applique. As I was there as a volunteer translator I wasn't participating in the workshop, but I still managed to try my skills on a spare (and very difficult!) pattern.
The teachers of the workshops were American quilters. Three came from Texas and three from Ohio. Lovely ladies!

The kite is ready! Now she can try a more difficult pattern!

Another workshop was Needleturn Applique. Here the pattern lies on top of the material. With the Reverse Applique you have white fabric. You cut the pattern out and put a colourful fabric underneath

These examples were made by our teacher Cheryl.

I followed the workshops to which I was attached as a translator. Patricia was a Texan lady, teaching Dresden Blocks. We all made a lovely flower. That is to say, we started it and have to finish it at home. When mine is ready I'll show it to you! 

There were a lot of other workshops, which I would have liked to follow. Maybe next year.! 

Cheryl showing Matoula the right stich!

So far about the workshops. Tomorrow I will post pictures of the Exhibition and the Longarm Quilting


Rena Christodoulou said...

ΤΙ ΩΡΑΙΑ!!!!!!!!

Marie-Anne said...

Very interesting !!
I will be looking forward to see your lovely flower!
Filakia !!!!

Ada said...

Ήταν στο ΧΑΝΘ και είχε μεγάλη επιτυχεία.

Στέλλας Κουζινομπερδέματα said...

Άντε, και σε άλλες τέτοιες εκδηλώσεις!!
Μπράβο σου και εσένα Άντα για την συμμετοχή σου αν και τόσο μακρυά!!

Anonymous said...

Leuk om zo'n workshop mee te maken!
Have a nice day!

Lieve groet,

Cisca said...

Leuk, dat je bij me langs kwam.
Wat een leuke workshops. Ik ben benieuwd naar je bloem.
Groetjes, Cisca

bommelmien said...

Wat fijn dat je daar geweest bent en je kon je nuttig maken om dingen te vertalen. Je hebt allicht het een en ander opgestoken.. Wij Nederlanders zijn natuurlijk goed in talen, maar ik heb dus geen idee wat er in de Griekse teksten staat .....
Groeten van Willemien.

Theodora quilts said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it as much as I ,can't wait to do it again next year hopefully ,have you finished your dresden I will work on it now that I have more time.

Ada said...

Yesterday I stitched it on the material (by hand!), but I haven't put a back or border yet