April 11, 2016
Paula Nadelstern just finished teaching her workshop on recreating the intricate wonder of kaleidoscopes with fabric. Paula brought the manuscript from her latest book, due out any day now, and she read a few excerpts from it and allowed the students to look over the wonderful photographs included in the book, including photos of quilts made by some of the students in this workshop. This is one of Paula’s quilts that has so far not been published in any book. Mark and I saw Paula at the Houston International Quilt Festival a couple years ago when she was quilting this quilt in the APQS booth using one of their longarm machines. This workshop had a nice mix of repeat students (some have come to everyone of the workshops that Paula has taught with us since 2006), repeat for our workshops students, but new to Paula, and just totally new to Paula and us. Their was great camaraderie among the whole group.
As usual, Paula brought along a large selection of her latest fabric designs produced by Benartex. By the end of the workshop most of this was snapped up by the students. Because Paula is within driving distance of us, she was able to bring lots of her amazing work to show to the class and inspire them.
These are some of the fantastic snowflake pieces made by Kaisa Mackie. The workshop week started out with a bit of snow, but by the end of the week the snow had all melted away and Spring was back on the horizon. Our next fiber art workshops coming up are with Sandra Leichner, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Esterita Austin.