Held Friday March 8, 2013 at Bewley's Hotel, Dublin
Noted American author and quilter Marsha McCloskey led a workshop designed to challenge what we know about contrast. Drawing inspiration from the very pretty, floral pieced quilts of the early 1800s, this was a workshop about blurring and blending. Simple piecing was very much enhanced by the use of chintzes, toiles and florals of all sizes and shapes.
|Fabrics to be blended, |
photo courtesy of Jane Winters
Fabrics were “combined” by using low contrast value, running motifs like tendrils or vines into a seam line or selecting similar colours from one background to another fabric’s main motif.
|Photo courtesy of Jane Winters|
A huge thank you to Marsha, who despite illness, managed, with calm professionalism, to offer this workshop!
About Marsha: The author of many quilt books, Marsha has been quilting for over forty years. Known for her feathered stars and precision piecing she is also a fabric designer. “The Best of Blended Quilts” by Marsha McCloskey and Sharon Yenter was the text for this workshop.