Friday, July 27, 2012

Workshop with Marilyn Doheny

Hey all,

This morning when I got up I had a background and a bunch of stratas of fabric sewed together...what would it become?  I really had no idea...wait till you see the possibilities!  MQA had hired Marilyn Doheny to come and teach 3 workshops across the state.  (Click here to read more about Marilyn)
Stratas and ruler

Foliage fabric
so I met a group of ladies at Lowes and off to Starkville we went to learn this new technique.  This workshop was sponored by Mississippi Quilters Association.  So I would like to thank them for bringing this outstanding teacher to Mississippi.  She gave three classes across the state.  Each summer MQA asks a nationally ranked teacher to come and teach two day each in three Mississippi cities.  Starkville represents the North State, Jackson, and Hattiesburg representing the Southern state.

The first thing Marilyn did was show us some possibilities of things we could create.

This is ALL plaids!

Some were more organic in nature.

Some had more structure.

Some elements.  There were the first things we learned to make.
Next we learned to adjust the length and carve the pieces.

These were mine, before I carved them into curves.

Later in the day, we learned to make these fans made from the same strata.

Everyone posed with their stratas....doesn't it look like we are wearing ponchos?

Tomorrow we will make a few more elements then put our things on a quilt.  Should be fun.

1 comment:

  1. Terry, great pictures! Our class was so inspirational, as I know yours is, too! Thanks for posting the pics to share with us all. Will be hoping for more after today's class. I posted some on my blog from our Monday-Tuesday class in Hattiesburg:

    Martha Ginn