Student Work - Student Show at New Pieces in 2003

I have some photographs of student work from workshops here. If you would like to have your photo included, please email me a photo of your quilt, your name (it can be just your first name if you are shy), and the name of your quilt. And if you see your work and you would like you name on it, please let me know and I will add it. I hope to have this area grow so that new students can be inspired by other student's work!

3D Explosion | Assorted Fabulous Quilts | Fuchsia Fireworks Workshop | Radiant Suns Workshop | Student Show at New Pieces in 2003 |

Fireflies

Fireflies

By Julie Banfield
The movement in the design and the colors of the fabrics remind me of the glowing fireflies of my childhood summers. Quilted by Angie Woolman. Design Source: Radiant Suns pattern by Cara Gulati for Doodle Press.

This is Not YOU!

This is Not YOU!

By Tina Hewitt
I enjoyed very much the class I took from Cara G. I am not used to “play” with such bright colors, But I am very pleased with the result. Quilted by New Pieces. Design Source: Radiant Suns pattern by Cara Gulati for Doodle Press.

Royal Proclamation

Royal Proclamation

By Carol Tackett
The class was very inspirational. Learning this technique has opened up a whole new world to me. Design Source: 3-D Explosion class with Cara Gulati.

3-D Study

3-D Study

By Jan Sears
Favorite part of making the quilt? I was inspired by Cara’s quilt when it hung in New Pieces. I've always wanted to experiment with dimension and signed up immediately. The whole process was fun: Driving to Berkeley with friends, choosing the fabric, the relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in class, watching the spirals come together, playing with the quilting, and now enjoying the completed quilt. My challenge now is to find new and different ways of using the technique. Design Source: 3-D Explosion class with Cara Gulati.

What are Friends For?

What are Friends For?

By Pat Dicker
My friend, Ancella, who “helps me buy fabrics”, asked if I would like to take the Wheels of Whimsy class with her. “Sure”, I commented, besides I had a lot of Batik I wanted to use up. (I had to buy more fabric to complete the quilt). The class was taught by another friend, Cara Gulati, who prompted me to enter the quilt in the Marin Show, even though it was just little squares at the time. I said no way, then thought, why not? I had six weeks to finish it. I love when friends put me up to challenges. What are friends for! Design Source: Wheels Of Whimsy from the 1999 Annual Sampler Magazine.

Wheels of Whimsy

Wheels of Whimsy

By Peggy McKay Termini
It is, of course, Wheels of Whimsy, and I was inspired by the quilt that Cara made that was on display at NP several years ago so I signed up for her class. (She’s an excellent teacher by the way). I am especially interested in very simple shapes which let the color sing and this quilt seemed just the thing I was looking for at the time. I also wanted to practice my curved piecing. The quilt measures 67" by 58" and is predominately shades of red; however, it didn't turn out quite as intense as I had imagined. Oh well, the next one will. It is composed of mostly batiks and cotton prints. Cotton batting was used and it was quilted by me. Design Source: Wheels Of Whimsy from the 1999 Annual Sampler Magazine.

Whimsy Arcs

Whimsy Arcs

By Ancella Toldrian
Made from a class with Cara called “Wheels of Whimsy.” Since I didn’t have any wheels I called this Whimsy Arcs. Quilted by New Pieces. Design Source: Wheels Of Whimsy from the 1999 Annual Sampler Magazine.

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

By Valeria Manning
Why didn’t I do this before? I LOVE Y-seams! Quilted by Laurie Sengo. Design Source: Passionate Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Lucy. Pattern from book: Handkerchief Corners.

Changes in Latitude

Changes in Latitude

By Joanne Farrell
This quilt had its start in Albuquerque, when my friend Cheryl gave me Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Patchwork" book and lots of fat quarters of his fabric for my birthday this year. As luck would have it, soon after that Cara was teaching this class, and the rest is history. It was a fun quilt to make and a fun class to take. The cute quilting was done by Colleen Granger of San Rafael. Design Source: Passionate Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. Pattern from book: Handkerchief Corners.

Oriental Hatboxes

Oriental Hatboxes

By Ingrid Pleton
Oriental fabrics that were too striking to cut into little pieces were perfect for Kaffe Fassett’s Hat Box design. My choices for sashing weren’t really working; then Cara suggested black. In her words: Cool! Design Source: Passionate Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. Pattern: Hat Boxes Quilt.