Wednesday, June 23, 2010

and more...

Nimet has been a fairly permanent member of the calico and ivy family for a while now.  Her husband has kindly loaned her to us as a semi full-time student, and been left to fend for himself in Thailand while she plays with us here.  We are not complaining, as a matter of fact I have loved getting to know Nimet better.
When Nimet first signed up for a beginner's patchwork class she was like most of us, very unsure of her abilities.
Look at her now...
 this quilt top is the result of a class with Anthea - Contemporary Quiltmaking.

I love it.  We have shared so much excitement with the growth of this work of art.

Then it came to putting together a backing and we encouraged her to add a few quirks, so she took us on... and ran

Well... we all agree this is a quilt in it's own right, so now two new backings need to be made.

This is so much the point of Anthea's classes.  Nothing is carved in stone, they are designed to  stimulate each participant to create and add their own soul.

I believe Nimet has so much more confidence in her creative abilities now, and will miss her when she feels the time has come to return home.

I will be putting the next term class list on our web page in a couple of weeks.  If you are on our mailing list you will receive an email advising you of this.

You too might consider a class with Anthea.


  1. trying to get onto your web page but its not loading, a friend had some lovely wool I was trying to see if you had.

  2. Definately two quilts there! Both completely beautiful.