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Archive for June, 2010
The column where the pupil gives us a report from the class.
Pupil: Helen Roberts
Class: Reproducing the Four Inch Sampler Quilt (once a month for a year)
Tutor: Karen Cunningham
What did you do in the classes?
Well the object of the classes was to recreate that Sun Dial Quilt which is on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. We were working from a pattern that Karen had adapted from the original. We collected the patterns together, we chose the fabrics and started to reproduce the squares.
How was the tutor?
We’ve all been going to Karen’s classes for about 10 years now so we’re all very familiar with her as a tutor. I love her patterns and the work she produces. She makes everything see so easy. She’s particularly good at helping people make good colour choices.
What was the best part of the classes?
Without a doubt it was the camaraderie of the group and getting in amongst all those beautiful fabrics in Blueberries. We were like kids in a lolly shop.
Did the classes meet your expectations?
Well, as I said, we’ve been doing classes with Karen for so long we’re not actually learning a huge amount of new stuff, its more about gathering patterns and actually doing it. But Karen’s classes are always so enjoyable.
Would you encourage others to do it?
Yes, because we enjoy the classes so much. The girls who work with Jackie are so accommodating and helpful. The whole package is such a delight, the getting together, the sharing, all of that.
Helen Roberts with her quilt