A big thank you goes to H. Corinne Hewitt of Hanna. A year ago we met at a workshop in Medicine Hat. Shortly after my arrival home she emailed to book me for a workshop in 2013. Time flies as they say… and last weekend was my time in Hanna. A keen group of 16 participants gathered for my “Twisting the Landscape” workshop. Two intense days brought satisfying results for the participants and me, the instructor.
Today”s slideshow provides a comprehensive summary of what took place in Corinne’s great quilt shop and spacious classroom over two full days. While the focus of this workshop is on abstraction I encourage participants to pursue their personal goals. We began Day One with several design exercises, a short lecture of elements and principals of design and soon jumped into using fabric and the sewing machine. As always, my role as teacher was one of providing constant feedback and encourage experimentation with techniques and various supplies.
This class was not very different from those I taught in the past based on the same theme. The difference here was I had my youngest design student ever. She chose to work realistically and was up for many challenges. What a sport! Everyone else followed her progress with interest and was open to new ideas. Two participants embraced the abstraction challenge and developed complex Tesselation patterns which soon translated into successful block designs.
The weekend was over much too fast. I feel blessed with such keen students – they are already planning my return for another class. Can’t wait to make plans and set a definite date! Thanks everyone for the wonderful time and your openness to creative challenges.
Just in case anyone reading this blog post is scheduled to take this class in Penticton at Quilt BC next week: Keep in mind that each class is unique and results vary greatly – I listen to each student’s need and provide guidance and feedback as needed and requested.