Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wool Applique and Embellishment Class with Sue Spargo

class sample by Sue Spargo
Using lightbox to trace applique on freezer wrap
wool pieced background with aqua dot cotton print 
part of our class taking notes

another cute example by Sue

Quilt from Sue's trunk show

a different view of quilting class

luncheon table setting ~ simply beautiful

A very big thank you to Diane and Monica for the most delicious lunch.  It included fresh salads with many toppings and the piping hot wild rice soup served in bread bowls.  What a creative way to serve up the salads ingredients and the tea.  Did you see the crocks?  Those crocks held the salad.  The mason and jelly jars were used for all the fun toppings of the salad.  Everyone appreciated the beautiful runner down the center of the table.  Lunch was a special treat!

awesome leaf sampler
2nd leaf sampler
detail of leaf sampler
After lunch the focus was on more embellishing and stitching.  Sue demonstrated stitches to small groups upon request.  I believe she did the bullion stitch several times.  It was a popular one.
note the pebble stitch quilting on the wool background
work by classmate, Diane of La Crescent, MN
berry sampler details

berry sampler
handwritten label using pigment pen

Sue spoke about the importance of having a label on each quilt.  She feels very strongly about this.  She has been providing labeling suggestions with all of her patterns.

Sue and me near the end of class
my layered and stitched leaf
As Sue suggests, " This type of hand work is very enjoyable and it is meant to be a journey."  It will take many hours to work on all the components of this quilt.  I will take my time and enjoy the process!


Heather said...

Sue has a wonderful style. I am not familiar with her work and have enjoyed seeing it here. Thanks.

Terriaw said...

what a fun class! That sample with the bird is just gorgeous. And I love those leaves too. The table setting is beautiful too. Sure to refresh everyone for the rest of the day.

vivian said...

Wow-everything is beautiful! The vase wall hanging reminds me of a class I took with Becky Goldsmith. It's still a UFO!


awesome leaf sampler -love all the beautiful quilts Kathy and thanks for the nice AWARD(:) hugs,Patty

Heckety said...

This is amazing work- but I'm glad Sue Spargo calls it a journey- a journey of a thousand stitches and probably a couple of years too! I'll be back to look at your photos again as I'd really like to try some of these embellishment ideas. I love folk art styles like this! Thank you for taking the workshop...of course you did it so you could share, now didn't you!!