The first workshop was entitled "Motifs from Antique Crazy Quilts." Betty has a wonderful collection of antique crazy quilts from which she selected three to teach. I might have named this class "honkin' big motif" because they were, at 4x6 inches and 5x7 inches, way bigger than I have used on my quilts. After this class I will think bigger.
The first motif was a sprig of goldenrod worked in chenile on velveteen using our "big honkin' needles."
We were supposed to use silk chenile thread for this, but it was somewhat hard to find and I used rayon. It is a flat thread, whereas silk puffs out around the whole center. I like the way the rayon looks fine, but you can see the difference by looking at the lemon colored french knots in the lower center of the motif. These are in silk thread I got from a friend.
A second motif was also done on velveteen, a palette.
The flower on this is made with wired ribbon
Third was a pansy made of silk dupioni with ribbon stem and leaf.
This is it after the work from the second workshop entitled "Notebook Sampler." Here are the motifs made in this workshop:
A 3" flower made from silk essense fabric.
A 2 1/2" pansy made from wired ribbon.
Two flowers with needlewoven petals and two beaded dragonflies.
The green dragonfly is from a kit Betty provided.
Spiderweb made with metallic machine embroidery thread and 2 bullion roses.
These were two wonderful days of learning and fun with friends.