A few months ago I bought a great quilting book, that I am so in love with, the “Material Obsession“, and started stydying.
At about the same time in a village nearby, I discovered free quilting and patchwork classes! Our teacher has just showed as how to make the dresden plate block. One of my favorite quilts in the book is one involving dresden plates, that I considered them really difficult to sew. But I thought I should give it a try.
I spend a whole day searching through my stack of fabrics, and I decided to go with two lines: Annie’s Farm Stand and Riley Blake’s Sew Cherry, and the results so far:
My main problem is that I have to buy some fabric for the backing and also for the middle circles, since the one I have is clearly not enough.
To be continued…
Thank you very much Theodora. I visited her site and it seems that they are doing a great job…I wish I was in my hometown…
Hi Zafeira and thank you for visiting my post coming along on my journey looking for treasures that can use in my quilting ,I also want to mention to you my friend Kristine from the u.s.a. she and her husband moved to Thessaloniki about 4 years ago and she offers free quilt classes in exchange for help in making charity quilts for nearby orphanages her site is http://www.toquiltorknot.weebly.com she also just started selling fabrics on her site to help her with the expenses of her charity quilt project ,I hope you have a chance to visit and find out more about her ,take care theodora
You can’t imagine how happy I am to have found people in Greece that quilt…she recommended this shop and I am definetely going to order stuff that I need….
Hi Zaeira I have spoken to her years ago and she metioned that she teaches ,I also have met Sofia that has the knagaroo craft downtown Athens and that is where she is also teaching now I have shop in Marousi and a customer of mine is taking lessons over there, I spent some time in my shop hand quilting and plenty of people know that I quilt ,I have a new post you might like.take care theodora
Hello Theodora! You are so right: very few people know quilting, even though it is an art very famous all over the world..
I am so very lucky to be participating in these classes, and my teacher is Mrs Myrto, a lady who lives and gives classes in Athens. She has been giving classes in this village for about 9 years now, and the students are a lot (about 30 this year).
Hi there I am Theodora from Athens I love your fabrics they are so bright and the dresden will look so pretty and cheerful, who is your teacher? quilting is not very known here in Greece ,you are lucky you found someone to teach you and free ,how many ladies are there in the class with you ? visit my blog when you have time and happy sewing . theodora
Thank you very much Jana! Last night I finished a block and it looks fantastic! I am so in love with these fabrics.
Zafeira, I love the colors and I think you did great! Waiting for the final look!