I had the pleasure of introducing a group of 6 ladies in High River to crazy quilting today! What a wonderful stitching group they have! They have been meeting together for 12 years and are such a friendly, happy bunch. They made me feel so welcome and I left feeling more than a little jealous of their group.
The ladies all had their blocks already pieced so it was straight to the fun and games of embellishment - motifs and seam treatments. We managed to experiment with several common stitches - herringbone, cretan, feather , did some combinations of stitches for more elaborate seams and also got a good start on a sample of silk ribbon embroidery, making several types of roses and Japanese ribbon stitch leaves. We had a little fun embossing velvet and they really enjoyed that. It was a real pleasure to introduce such an enthusiastic group to my favourite art form!