Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gallery of Lone Stars

This past weekend, Debra Anger (Patchwork Sanity) came up to North Bay to teach a two-day workshop on Lone Stars.  We used Eleanor Burns book and her method is very well explained and very easy to follow.  Debra is a wonderful teacher and had us sewing up a storm for the two days.

By the end of Sunday, this is what the participants achieved:

Then on Monday night, our night guild had their monthly meeting and Debra got to see finished Radiant Lone Star tops:

Debra then presented her trunk show and she showed us her Lone Star and inspired us to step out of the box and see what can be made using Eleanor Burn's method.  Now, this is a huge Radiant Lone Star and what a beauty!
Debra's trunk show was amazing.  She is not afraid of colour and she encouraged us to have fun with our backings and borders and to participate in quilting swaps!

While Debra and I were so busy at the workshops and guild meeting, DH babysat her dog and I do think Buddy made himself quite comfortable in our home:
It was a great weekend .... a great visit .... it is so nice when friends come for a visit to our great white north!

Have a great day!


Debra Anger said...

thanks for the lovely Post RM it was a fantastic time! wonderful guild with great enthusiasm! perfect hosts and a precious sitter to boot.
I was very impressed with your guilds and how much they could accomplish, cracking the quilty whip worked.
Great pictures!

Julie Fukuda said...

Two wonderful blogging quilters together! I can't imagine more fun. I think my daughter used that star technique to create some lovely quick stars for me to put into quilts. Wish I had been a mouse in the corner.

Raewyn said...

It's interesting to see the colour combinations you all came up with - does sound like a great time. Lovely to see Debra's quilts, too..she seems pretty inspirational!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have always had a lone star on my list. But all that bias, mine would probably look like a pup tent. LOL Ya all got a lot accomplished! Love all the color!

QuiltSue said...

Woww, there are some beautiful Lone Star quilts in the making by your classmates.

Barb said...

gorgeous star quilts! love them and all the different finishes and colors!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful galaxy of stars! So many different colours, and all gorgeous.

Karen H said...

What a great show of radiant star quilts. Deb is a great teacher so I'm not surprised to see such great work from her students!