Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hexagon Workshop

Our Friday workshop was Piecing Hexagons by Machine. Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio was a wonderful teacher and very inspiring. Here she is showing one of her gorgeous creations. She brought many of her quilts to show as examples. They were all so unique and beautifully designed and made.

Jacquie showed us a genius way of quickly cutting hexagon shapes. We were all able to cut quite a few hexagons from our fabrics and play with different layouts on the design walls. Here is my layout and I've sewn about half of the columns together. I can add more hexagons to make it bigger too.

I was drooling at every one's fabric selections. Rene' was standing on a chair designing her quilt. Hardcore quilter. She cut larger hexagons and used a fun fabric line.

Love the gray, yellow, black and white. So striking and bold.

These Kaffe prints make me swoon. Always have, always will.

More gorgeous hexagons. Our guild sure isn't afraid of color.

We ate tons of great food at the workshop, but still managed to fit in a fun dinner at Fish on Fire, our local watering hole. Yep, there might be some grits in my bowl of cheese!

The owner of the restaurant went home to get a quilt his aunt made him. She made four or five of these family photo quilts and gave them to the "kids" during a family reunion. The quilt was absolutely beautiful and you can tell Jay really treasures it. We also met a fellow quilter from California. It's a small world when quilters are involved.

Our dinner party toasting to a day of fun. Cheers! Everyone to bed early for Saturday's workshop. Details to come.


  1. Looks like it was a blast. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  2. How sweet that the guy went home to get his quilt. It's a beauty and he knew it would be appreciated by a tableful of jovial quilters. I'm excited to see your post about the next class!


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