I was honoured to be asked to do a workshop for the Pieceful Night Quilter’s Guild this past Saturday. This is a small guild that is located in north Toronto. They must be suffering from stash overload like many of us that have been quilting for some time because they choose my stash buster workshop.
There was a delicious pot lunch in the middle of the day so it became a fun social affair. They told me that they do one workshop a year so I was doubly humbled that they choose mine. I could probably teach this class in 5 minutes as the technique is so simple. I took the technique and presented a lot of different ideas on how to use it, including ways to modernize your old stash.
These are some of the examples that I made for the workshop. I attempted to modernize my old blue stash with some light solid greys. In time these will become a modern bar quilt; I will post my progress
Just look at the piles of strips on the tables, everyone buckled down and sewed the day away.
Check out the slide show below, everybody’s finished product is a reflection of their own stash. Some of the blocks looked “Washed and Worn” while others had a “Bahama” feel to them. Some participants arranged the fabrics to get a secondary diamond design happening in the corners.
I had a great day with all the ladies and hope to see some finished quilts soon.