Monday, April 8, 2013

Some Sights and Sounds from our Lovely Quilty Weekend

We had the great pleasure of spending the weekend getting up close and personal with these beautiful quilted treasures made by Machine Quilting Teacher Debby Brown!

Spring Water Designs hosted about 45 quilters for four classes that Debby taught on Friday and Saturday on different machine quilting topics including Ruler work, Freehand Continuous Line, and what to quilt on our Borders, Blocks, and Backgrounds.

Renting the Historic Carroll Baldwin Community Hall in Savage, Maryland gave us a sweet setting to enjoy the quilts.  I loved seeing my Rootin Tootin Cowboy Quilt, and American Beauty Quilt hanging in this old building!

Debby showed us how to do it, and then we got to practice and try ourselves.

(Btw ~ that beautiful quilt in the back was made by Debby from the pattern called Hidden Star Sampler designed by Applewood Farm Publications) 

 There were goodies to purchase :)

And lots of quilt sights to see.  These are all photos of Debby Brown's quilts and her amazing quilting!  Thanks Debby for sharing your beautiful work with us, and letting us take photos!

Debby has written two books, Beyond the Lines, and Borders and Beyond, on how you can quilt like this too!

I'm itching to get some charity quilts on my frame and put some of Debby's tips into practice.  That will have to wait until next week though as now my machines are still packed up from this event, and heading off to our next event,  where we'll be vending at the Milltown Quilters Quilt Show this week from Thursday, April 11 - Saturday April 13.  (I'm sure we'll do a lot of playing with our new found knowledge on the machines at the show, and there's always next week for some quality quilty time!)

In the meantime, enjoy some quilty time for yourself today :)
Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

1 comment:

debby said...

That was such a fun weekend! Thanks for introducing me to all of your students.