Appleseed Quilters in Fort Wayne, INRobert and I hit the road right after the Easter Bunny stopped in for a week-long journey through Indiana and Illinois. Our first stop - Appleseed Quilt Guild. The ladies in a Monday evening workshop did a wonderful job whipping up their Seedlings runners made from just one charm pack. We added a few tans for fun to make melons with our KT Melon template. Piece the squares, add borders, sandwich, and layer the melons to stitch & quilt as you go. In just 3 hours, our industrious quilters were stitching melons! Don't you just love the brights, cheerful spring colors in this Seedlings runner?
The next day, we played with the projects in Clara's Garden - the lap quilt, Fresh-Picked runner and pillow topper. Here are some of the Appleseed quilter's own versions.
|Black with red is classic but fresh.|
|Love those ocean blues and greens - so serene.|
|Got scraps? Awesome!|
|The pillow topper almost completed in just a couple hours.|
|Scrappy 9-patches and matching melons give the Raised Bed Garden quilt a new twist.|
|In just 3 hours, a Fresh-Picked runner is going to be finished. Great job!|
The Back Door Quilt Shop, Greenwood, INTeri and Linda of Back Door Quilt Shop welcomed us to their shop for an evening trunk show and 1/2 day class. Storms were brewing, but that didn't stop the fearless quilters who came to check out all things KTQ that evening. The next day, their great workshop space was filled with eager ladies ready to make our new Clara's Garden Fresh-Picked Runner. Some were red, some purple, some in cool yellows and blues. All were lovely. By the end of the afternoon, I'd won over even the most skeptical in the group to my unique layered patchwork technique.
|Red flowers sing for spring!|
|Is needle-turn applique your thing? Have it your way.|
|Bright & cheerful for spring.|
|The quilters at The Back Door Quilt Shop in Greenwood, IN showing off their projects after just 3 hours! You rock!|
Since we've been playing with the Clara's Garden pattern and KT Wedge Template this week, we'll give one away! Comment on why you take quilting classes (or not!) for a chance to win. Check out Wednesday's post to see the rest of our week playing with quilters.