Tuesday, June 10, 2008


A positive bonus of teaching along the quilting highway is the contact and friendships with my students.  

During my recent trip to the Quilter's Sew-ciety in Redding, CA, Leslie Mastalarz 
gifted two peacock feathers to me.  Immediate inspiration!! 

Normally I draw my designs onto a stabilizer, baste it to felted wool, then stitch along the lines to transfer the motif to the right side to follow as I bead.  This time I'm trying free-form beading.....by simply referring to the feather as I sew. 

I've done quite a bit of ripping already, but think I'm on track now.....  My biggest issue is that I'm running out of one of the green bead styles I'm using.....hummm.