Monday, December 22, 2008

Sue Spargo Workshop

We were excited to welcome Sue Spargo back for her third workshop at Yellow Bird Art, in October. We had a wonderful time making Sue's new Barrel Bag (the pattern isn't out yet, but look for it in the next month or two). The classroom was full of laughter and learning.

Deb and her Barrel Bag in progress.
Student work.
Carissa's bag.

The classroom.

Sue with her trunkshow.
Sue will be back next year, October 3 & 4. We'll be doing her Altered Textile Workshop. Students will applique some of the block ahead of time and then Sue will work with us to embellish with layers and teach about the use of ribbons, fabrics, velvets and wools to make each piece completely unique. The workshop is sure to be a great time and it's filling fast!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quilts! Quilts! and MORE Quilts!

OH my goodness... do we ever have a ton of quilts! With 3+ years of making shop samples under our belts, we've accumulated quite a collection of quilts! Too many, in fact! That's why we're having a silent quilt auction this Sunday, 12/14/08. Bidding begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. If you're interested in placing a bid on any of the quilts or quilt tops in the photos, give us a call at 563-538-4350 and describe the quilt (or quilts) you're interested in- we'll give you more information and let you know what the minimum bid is. We're also having a fun holiday open house at the same time- you just can't beat holiday cookies and hot cider on a cold day.

The Mary Engelbreit top, Friends are Flowers in the Garden of Life, is a top only- that means it still needs batting, backing, quilting and binding.

The black/red/cream christmas quilt is a top.

The red and blue quilt is a top.

This purple/lavender oriental print quilt is really gorgeous- I'll be sad to see it go bye-bye.

This quilt, Super Stars, is quilted McTavish style in the cream background. Oh man, is it ever cool.

This one is a top.

Another top.

Oh, Desert Stars- you are so pretty.
Coming up in the next post- 2008 Sue Spargo workshop pictures!