Good Sundy Morning!
I jumped out of bed early this Sunday morning to share with you our visit from Karen Kay Buckley. She lives in PA and was our guest at the Brownstone Quilters on Friday and Saturday. I thought about doing this post in 2 parts, but have decided you can't have enough Karen, so get a snack or something to drink and enjoy!
Karen is a world renown quilter who's quilts have graced the covers of top quilting magazines - wait for it - 14 times. She been awarded many, many top awards on the international quilting stage.
Her work will speak for itself and here it is what she shared with us on Friday during the 2 lectures that she presented for our 2 meetings. The first was on borders and the other on design.
a few things about the photos:
1. I am not a professional photogopher
2. These are moving targets and I did my best
3. Thank you Isabelle and Jan for holding these heavy quilts!
Each stone needle turned appliqued. (yep, each stone)
Some flowers have fabric painting.
check it out - I can't wait to get back to mine.
No border, and it looks great this way
Blue border flowers appliqued on top of pieced log cabin blocks.
I literally have no words.
Love this one -
sorry its blurry! maybe you've seen it on Simply Quilts.
I was so inspired on Friday, that I dreamed about quilting that night. Then I was so "enlightened" at the workshop I dreamed about quilt making last night too - weird.
Here are the pieces I made using Karen's prep method for hand applique'. (sorry for the funky color - no light at 6:30am)
These are the new tools I purchased to help me make better quilts. I don't have plans to use the beautiful pattern that we received. If you'd like to have it just leave a comment and I'll pick a random winner.
Karen gets these needles from an Asian manufacturer. It was like opening a piece of fancy gum. Don't you love it - now I'll be "high class" using these ;0
If you ever get an opportunity to take a workshop with Karen, or see her quilts in person I urge you to do so. Her work is incredible and her generousity in sharing her techniques is hard to find.