Thursday, October 22, 2015

Paula Nadelstern came for a visit!

A "Simple Symmetry" project

The Museum Quilt Guild was happy to have Paula Nadelstern come spend a few days with us last week.
Many lucky members were able to enjoy one, or both, of two workshops during this time. 

First was "Simple Symmetry" on Thursday.

 Paula brought a wonderful assortment of her fabrics for participants to choose from, and was happy to help us decide which to use.

Learning to make templates, and to understand "Bilateral symmetry".
We also got sneak previews of the next fabric line (Debuting at Market this week!) and the book Paula is working on.  But we were sworn to secrecy!

Picking a spot on the fabric to play with.

And later in the day, deciding how to assemble the blocks.

Each of us got a lot of personal attention and assistance

No two are the same, even using the same fabrics!
If you run short of fabric, you try alternate layouts.

On Friday, the class was called "Sixty-thirty", referring to the angles used.

Paula explains her "seamless" technique

Some of the blocks from class. (Sorry they won't straighten up and fly right!)

At the regular meeting on Saturday, we enjoyed Paula's Lecture on "Symmetry and Surprise".

And got to get up and close to a few of Paula's spectacular quilts!

This was the first "Sixty thirty" quilt she made.

It's always exciting to interact with the national teachers.  They have all been gracious and giving and they have great stories to share!

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