Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quilt Camp 2011, Part One

My fourth time at Quilting Adventures in New Braunfels turned out to be as delightful and productive as the other three sessions were.  This time I was in teacher Marcia Stein's class.  We worked from photos, which we first traced, then enlarged, and then used our enlarged drawing to make templates.  Marcia taught us her method of machine applique, but most of us chose to use the faster method of fusing.  I hope we didn't disappoint her!  If we did, she never let us know, and she was wonderfully helpful to each of us as we worked.

One of Marcia Stein's quilts.  Yes, the man
portrayed really DID have on a shirt
that looked just like this!
The appliqueing on my quilt is now done, but it hasn't yet been sandwiched and quilted.  Once that is done, I'll no doubt post again to show it.  Meanwhile, here are some of Marcia's quilts, as well as the quilts of one of the other teachers, Susan Carlson.  I bought a book from Susan, and I hope one day to try her marvelously innovative approach to quilting!  I plan a Part Two to show some of the other teachers' works, as well as some of the quilts constructed by fellow students.
Marcia often portrays
people from the back in her quilts, and she
encouraged us to bring similar photos!

Susan Carlson's rhino, inspired by one of
16th century artist Durer's black and white woodcuts.

Another of Carlson's--demonstrating
how beautiful and fanciful a
beetle can be!

Carlson's son--when he was in
his John Lennon-look-alike stage!
Having all grandchildren currently playing soccer, I
particularly loved this one!

With my passion for blue and white
china, I loved this one by teacher Stein!


  1. Oh Alice, I love this clear on the method and what wonderful examples of your teacher's work. You have such a fabulous time at Quilting Adventures and are so fortunate to go every year. I can't wait to see your finished product of the three boys on the beach with the ocean.

  2. Hmmm, odd. I put up two others of Carlson's that didn't make it somehow. I'll add those two later!

  3. Yes, I do like the people photographed from the back. There's a mystery to them that way. Don't know if I understand the connection between the rhino and Durer, but it is remarkable, and the beetle is gorgeous. The soccer player is amusing, too.

  4. Love seeing this - exquisite, really !