It’s as much as I can do, to stop myself adding an exclamation mark after the title today. Whatever I write I always have to go back and self edit, taking out at least half the exclamations and well more than half those dreaded three dots that mean there’s more to say but I’ll leave it up to your imagination…!!
Let me introduce you to Jenny Lyon. I first met Jenny on line when she was writing about her experience with International Quilt Festival and being juried into the show. Having been a juror this last year I was interested to hear what she had to say.
When I got to Houston there she was in the teacher’s lounge! There had never been any doubt amongst the jury about her quilt and it was a delight to make Jenny’s acquaintance. Here’s Jenny.
And here’s the quilt!It’s called Morning Breeze and you can read all about it on her website.
As you can see Jenny is an extremely accomplished machine quilter and she loves to teach. She says,
“I call myself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting my own quilt, I was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from my needle, that I found myself cheerfully skipping around the house when I took my breaks. It is my hope that each student finds their own “skipping moment.” “
No wonder her classes fill. She’ll be at IQF/Chicago in Rosemont in April so I’m looking forward to meeting up with her again there. Jenny has agreed to be on my Iron Quilter team. We are going to have fun!
For today’s placemat I’m moving onto borders. Not many of my quilts have borders these days so I like to designate a border replacement amongst some straight line stitching, just for fun.
The vine, ocean waves or Greek Key design design work great in a narrow space. I always have to draw out the Greek Key on paper before I stitch to remind myself exactly which way round those lines go! I take it as a complement if people look at one of those little designs and ask me if it’s a stitch on my machine…
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Here’s the list of blogs again. Everyone has a slightly different perspective to add. It’s fun to read isn’t it?
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