Friday, September 23, 2011

Adventures in Quilting: How to Make a Teacher Proud

Tools of the Trade class sample.
Having finally recovered from a teaching trip to Penn National, the young quilt teacher proudly presents what her students created in class. Sadly, the young teacher forgot to take photos of the Tools of the Trade class and, even more sadly, she can't remember anyone's name.

We'll never know why her mind works in such mysterious ways. So she is to be forgiven.
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
But in a flash of genius, she does take pictures of student work in the Colorful Leaves class. Here's the basic structure of the class:
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
Students first discover the joys of fusing by adding fusible web to their kit fabrics. No one gets glue on the iron. It's a miracle!
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
Students are given a pattern for a basic leaf shape. It's just an outline but what they do with it is amazing!
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
Using that basic leaf shape, they subdivide the shape and design their own colorful leaf on paper. This drawing becomes their master pattern.
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
Working from their master pattern, they learn how to translate the drawn shapes into fused fabric shapes. It's the miracle of pattern transfer!
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
The students make miraculous work and fill their teacher's eyes with tears of joy. Or is it stubbing her toe on a chair leg that causes the tears?
Student work from Penn National. Sorry I can't remember who made it.
Please stay tuned for more student work tomorrow where we answer the question "Will miracles ever cease?" and "Who put that chair leg in my way?"

6 comments:

The Belly Dancer said...

The are all lovely!

Linda said...

Those are great!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pieces and fun color choices.

Debbie

Marcia W. said...

Your students' works reflect very well upon their teacher's ability to instruct! Like the idea of shutterfly for your stitches education.

änglamakerskan said...

How colourful and lovely.../änglamakerskan

myrtle said...

Great! what a lovely pieces..=D
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