Thursday, January 31, 2013

workshops

During the quilt exhibition last October in the Library quite some women asked me whether I could teach them how to make quilts. They were very eager to learn. And.....yesterday I started my first lessons! A morning and an afternoon group.
I thought it would be nice for them to start with a mini-quilt to hang on the wall.




The block in the middle has an applique; a very simple basket with flowers, only two pieces. On the corners some triangles.








I choose spring colours to make the quilts. I did cut fabric to make 10 kits. The fabric is not in the right size, because the "students" have, of course, to learn how to cut.


It was fun having these women over. They started making the applique and the ones who didn't finish have some homework to do!!!!







I got them all a nice bag to put their kits in and can't wait till next Wednesday to continue!

14 comments:

Gerry said...

Wat leuk Ada, dat je hier mee begonnen bent. Ik hoop dat er veel leuke quilts gemaakt gaan worden door de dames.
Veel succes!

Lieve groet,
Gerry

bommelmien said...

Wat een prachtige stofjes heb je uitgekozen... Het moet een feest zijn om hier mee te werken. Het ziet er allemaal zo mooi uit.
Wordt dus vervolgd.
Groeten van Willemien.

kristine said...

braaavo ada!!!!! you are off to a great start:) i wish i could be in your classes. it sounds like so much fun. keep us posted.

Marie-Anne said...

Καλή αρχή Άντα!!!! Τυχερές οι μαθήτριές σου!!!
Και καλό μήνα!!!!

Rena Christodoulou said...

ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ ΑΝΤΑ!!!!!
ΠΟΛΥ ΩΡΑΙΑ ΤΑ ΕΡΓΑ ΣΟΥ!!!!
ΜΑΚΑΡΙ ΝΑ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΣΑ ΝΑ ΠΑΡΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΗΣΩ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ!!!!!
ΚΑΛΗ ΑΡΧΗ!!!!
ΦΙΛΙΑ!!!!!!!

Theodora quilts said...

hello Ada I love the project that you have chosen the baskets are all beautiful and the fabric selection is luciouse I have some some questions and I think I might give you a ring so we can catch up sort of , I haven't been blogging as you have noticed since I have my machine I have been busy with that as you can imagine, I am having a lovely time quilting all the tops I have had sitting in my basket of shame as I call it ,guilty feelings of not being able to quilt them ,well now their time has come ,I wish you happy quilting and project making and we will talk soon. xoxo theodora

Γεωργία(keywoman) said...

Καλή αρχή!!!!!Πολύ ζηλεύω!

Janneke said...

Zo, je hebt een goede start gemaakt Ada, daar had je goed over nagedacht. Zulke frisse voorjaarsachtige stofjes, Ik vind het geappliceerde bloemenmandje bijzonder leuk.
Fijn weekend,
Janneke

Johanna Faber said...

Wat een enig project , succes met de volgende bijeenkomst
Fijn weekeinden vanuit Zweden groetjes Joke

AnitaS said...

Wat leuk heb je dat gedaan. Als je iets leert is het altijd leuk als je na niet te lange tijd iets af kunt hebben. Je studenten zullen blij met je zijn.

Καιτη said...

Καλό ξεκίνημα Άντα για τη νέα χρονιά!! Εύχομαι όλες σας να απολαύσετε τα μαθήματα!!

Fotini Little Treasures said...

Πολύ όμορφη δουλειά κάνατε Ada!!! Καλή συνέχεια, με πολλές υπέροχες δημιουργίες και για φέτος!!!!! Φιλάκια!!!! :)

GINA said...

Kαλώς σε βρήκα Ada! Ωραία δουλειά!

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

Your blog and your work is very beautiful,congratulations. kisses from Spain.

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