Sunday, June 8, 2014

Workshop with Margaret Sampson George (2)

We had a workshop with Margaret Sampson George several months ago, and participants have been working steadily away at their intricately pieced quilts since ... some were even finished in time for our show in April!

Two weeks ago, we had another date with Margaret, this time at Cottage Quilt Works in Warriewood, making use of their classroom and the ready availability of many beautiful bolts of fabrics.  This time, Margaret coached us through choosing borders for quilt tops we made from her first workshop, or to other designs.

Most people said they sewed very little on the day, but everyone enjoyed learning a great deal. Sue kindly took these photos, but she was too busy watching and soaking in Margaret's design insights to take many - that sounds like a compliment!

Elaine's version of Hanover Blues began in Anne Sommerlad's
workshop in February - the scale of the print in this border fabric
suggested by Margaret looks just right, followed by the stripe ...
... and then this blue print.  It looks like there are some
additional pieced borders in the making too.

Nice contrast between the check and the contemporary floral 
border suggestions for Jo's version of the Anna Levens 
quilt taught by Margaret in her first workshop ...
... or will Jo go for gold?

Miriam's contemporary take on Anna Levens
calls for a bold border like this stripe

Phyl found a fabulous print to border her hot
pink Celtic blocks

Sue C's blue teacups, started in Anne Sommerlad's workshop, 
look very happy with some flowers, a stipe and a
complimentary graphics/text print in Sue's favoured blues.
Sue S has made great progress on the precisely pieced 
centre of her Jane Pizar quilt, begun in Margaret's first 
workshop. She likes deep pink for her first border, 
but will it be this one ...
... or possibly this one, paired with that beautiful floral print?
Thank you Margaret for another excellent workshop, and Chris and Jann for letting us loose amongst your gorgeous fabrics at Cottage Quiltworks.

Earlier posts about Margaret's workshop, and the resulting quilts are here, and here.

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