Sunday, 2 May 2010

My House Workshop

Yesterday I taught a workshop for the local branch of the Quilters Guild and had a really great day. The photo above show most of the ladies with their house quilts and what a lovely band of quilters they are! We had fun designing our pictures, fusing fabric and practising machine quilting. As you can see everyone's designs are very different. Some are based on a real house and some are fantasy!

I started by showing some of my quilts and the starting point for this project:
and here are a few of the students quilts in progress:

I love the rectangular tree in this.

The picture extends into the border - a great idea.

Lovely fabrics and a fabulous tree.

A bird perched in the tree - wow!
I didn't manage to take photos of all the quilts so the next couple are cropped from the group photo and are a bit fuzzy. Sorry about that - Although you can't really see the lovely fabric choices I wanted to show how creative these are:

Not only a beautiful house but a line of washing too!
Two little bird houses and birds in a tree!
 Haven't they done well?! Everyone loved the freestyle, no rules approach so all in all a very creative and enjoyable day. Many thanks to Jean for organising the workshop and also to Pippa and Glenda for the help and tea making!


  1. There's some great houses there. I bet everyone had fun "building" them.

  2. All the houses look great! They did a good job!

  3. Hi Hazel

    So glad the workshop went well - I was thinking about you yesterday. The students houses look really great - you can tell how much they enjoyed it!

  4. That looks like it was a fun workshop and everyone made such beautiful pieces.


  5. Love the houses. Looks like a fun time was had by all.