Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Is this not a cool wool quilt?
I'm gearing up for my long awaited trek to to take a class taught by Sue Spargo at Yellow Bird Art in Lansing, Iowa. This quilt above is the class project. There are eight of us going for the weekend; we'll be staying in the Steamboat House in De Soto, Wisconsin, just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River.
Four of us are taking the class, the others will just sew at the house and hang out. That doesn't sound so bad either.
And this will be an adventure for me. Applique has never appealed to me very much. It sounds really strange to say it, but I just don't like flowers that much. They don't interest me, artistically. But Sue Spargo has such a funky, folksy approach to appliqué, and especially to floral appliqué, that I decided that now would be the time to take the plunge. Soon I'll be talking freezer paper and straw needles with the best of them.
Of course, this necessitates the purchase of a whole new stash of stuff--mainly wool, of which I don't really have much. And it's EXPENSIVE. And the kit for this class is fairly pricey. But does that stop me? Not in the least.
And I hear that Yellow Bird Art is one very cool shop, with lots of other temptations.
And of course, what's the weather prediction for the weekend? Snow, sleet, ice storm. Of course.