I was lucky enough to take a two-day quilting class with Frances Holliday Alford. Her intensely embellished quilts are magical and mesmerizing and overwhelming. These pictures simply do not do them justice!
As you can probably guess from the photos above, I pulled "the Hermit" card. It was fascinating to see the differences in how the Hermit is portrayed in different tarot decks, and even described differently in the various tarot books. After gathering our personalized materials (images, cards, numbers, etc.) Frances (in purple in the photo below) gave us a brief demo of how she wrote about these elements on her quilt base layer and then sewed elements on top of the text.
Here is my quilt base layer all written out:
After day one, I took my quilt home to wash it -- so that it would shrink up and the raw edges would get all ravel-y. I had used alcohol ink markers to color my fabric and they faded quite a bit in the wash.
When I got to class on day two, I wasn't sure which fabric to use for binding, so I auditioned a few of them:
One of the many things that I love about taking in-person classes (I will never stop going to in-person classes!) is the sharing and community. Especially in a two-day class. I met lots of super talented, super interesting women and we all got to share something that we love to do! If you scroll down, you'll see that everyone's pieces turned out spectacularly different!
I haven't quite finished my quilt for this class, but I'll be sure to share as soon as I do!
Hope you enjoyed coming to class with me! Thanks for stopping by!