Last month I had the opportunity to listen to Jacquie Gehring speak about her quilts and quilting experiences. She was inspiring, funny, smart, confident; I was so inspired and so impressed. I walked away with even more love for this hobby, new perspectives, and the itch to start something new.
As if the lecture wasn't enough, the next day I attended a workshop with Jacquie where she taught her methods of crazy piecing. Armed with my hastily pulled pile of fabrics and scraps that I hoped would become place mats - I was set (and a little unsure of my choices). Jacquie is an excellent instructor and was so hands on; she offered comments, help, and support the entire time. It was really fun and I was happy with what I made. I think I could have payed a little more attention to the disbursement of the solids; I ended up with a maroon panel, a white panel, and a brown panel - but for what I wanted to use these for -
it was totally ok.
Inspired by Jacquie - I used my crazy fabric and made some place mats for my friend Juli Ann's parents, who were so generous to let the Lou Bee ladies take over their home for a quick quilt retreat this past spring. I used osnaburg for the background and a serpentine quilting stitch, both of which were in several of Jacquies quilts she showed at the lecture.
So big inspired thanks to the STLMQG for providing this opportunity and of course to Jacquie for sharing with all of us!