Doesn’t that sound poetic? But I am talking about the design for my version of the project our handstitchers will begin in March. The design is a Ricky Timms style Rhapsody, but drawn on fabric ( a fat quarter ) and colored with Inktense Pencils. Ricky does his in a much larger scale, in piecing and applique for bed sized quilts. The handstitchers club didn’t want to get into something that big right now so we are using those same design principles with a totally different set of techniques. Ours will be embroidered using a variety of stitches and threads that imitate the look of his applique designs. I promise to post more photos as this progresses. This has been fun so far, Coloring is good therapy, just like hand stitching!!! Join us for this one, details will be on the handstitchers club page.
The Crazy Quilt Club will be meeting on the 28th of January, and beginning a new project. If you are interested, this is a good place to join up. If you like embellishment and embroidery and want to play with lots of fun trims and techniques check this group out. I am certain that you will have a good time and get inspired.
Our February schedule is almost ready, you will love the new Hand Quilting Course!!, more on that next week. And lastly, I need to remind you that if Red Hook schools are closed or delayed workshops will be rescheduled. You can check here, I will post if I can, but the best way to be sure is to register for class with your phone number and email, so I can reach you easily. If weather is expected I will bring home the class list, and if your contact info is there I can let you know right away, even if I can’t get out the driveway to get to the shoppe – we have been lucky so far but you never know.