Claudia is from Germany. She has a shop and is a longarm dealer and normally teaches quilting in the USA and Canada.
Her show quilts are more art type wall hangings and are very heavily quilted and embellished. She has won many awards - mostly at the big American shows, including Best of Show, Best Longarm, Best use of Colour etc etc with many of her quilts, so it was very exciting when she agreed to come and teach, but not only that I wanted her to teach piecing and design - another first for Claudia.
Here are a few of Claudia's Quilts
The Ferns being prepared:
Fine Fern detail
Fire & Ice
Fabric was cut into 2 inch squares and laid upon a marked out grid on Solufix. The horizontal and vertical seams were then sewn and the solufix disolved.
Solufix will be available in the on line shop here - Quilt Sandwich very soon.
The process was then repeated with 1 inch squares.
The group hard at work
Next we sorted out fabrics into groups - eg blues / purples / aqua / lights / darks etc and sewed 2 inch strips with 45 degree ends into jelly roll races. These were later chopped and adjusted to fit into a background design.
The next couple of days we began to make the cut outs to be appliquéd to the top. These included bubbles, spirals and various shapes which we also painted with fabric paints.
Time for afternoon tea
Show & tell - work in progress
We had a superb time with Claudia - such a lovely, generous, fun loving lady - thank you Claudia.
Claudia will be coming back again next year - the dates will be 13th. 14th & 15th December 2016. Details will be announced to the newsmail list first before going on the website. If you are not already on the newsmail list you can email Fiona to be added by clicking here Email fiona.