Jen Kingwell Workshop November 12 2015 2 Comments
And after much anticipation, the two day workshop with Jen Kingwell over Halloween weekend had arrived!
It proved to be a beautiful day on the farm for a workshop with Jen. On occasion, we would hear the roar of jets and planes overhead as they practiced for the Stuart Air Show which was also that weekend.
Jen kicked off the workshop with an overview of the class pattern The Circle Game which consists of 16 circle blocks that can be hand or machine pieced.
I am so proud of the class. All 20 students were open to hand piecing at least the first block.
First up, the 'Whirlgig' block. We put Jen's The Circle Game quilt in front of the window overlooking the garden to not only diffuse the morning light into the room but also to highlight the seams with an almost stained glass effect.
Jen showing us how to line up the individual pieces before beginning to stitch.
The day felt like one big sewing bee.
By the end of day one, we had some beautiful whirlgigs to put up on the design wall.
Jen also shared her technique and useful tips for hand appliqué.
As well as a discussion on color and fabric choice.
By day two, outer boarders were being added.
And students were spending some one on one time with Jen.
Day two was also the day we explored hand quilting with Jen.
Unfortunately, not all of the students were well behaved. Our guest student was a little sassy.
And the day was not complete without lots of Halloween candy and festivities. We played a handful of games including a pumpkin decorating contest and bocce pumpkin.
Winner of decorating contest - Luscious Lips by Bonnie L!
And Linda S. cleaned up during Bocce Pumpkin!
Of course, a Halloween party is not complete without dressing up! This was my attempt to get in on the vampire mania.
Anyway, I know I had a blast and I think the workshop participants did too. Stay tuned for an inside look at some of the tips that Jen shared with us.
Until then, it's a wrap.