Student Work - 3D Explosion

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 |

Vijaya S. : Congratulations!

Vijaya S. : Congratulations!

Vijaya was a student in my 3-D Explosion workshop back in 2007 when I taught in Abu Dhabi. She says that she made this quilt when her daughter was graduating from high school into college.  Beautiful!

Stunning in Silks by Diane Y.

Stunning in Silks by Diane Y.

Diane attended my 3-D Explosion workshop in Taupo, NZ back in 2013. She used silk fabrics she had collected while visiting China with her family in 2012. This year her quilt hung in the 2015 Symposium. I love the shiny richness of the silks!

What's In Your Stash by Mary B.

What's In Your Stash by Mary B.

Mary made her 3-D Explosion quilt with inspiration from my book. It is fantastic!

3-D Explosion by Sarah M.

3-D Explosion by Sarah M.

In 2013 I taught 3-D Explosion at Quilting at the Lake in Lake Havasu, AZ. Sarah sent me this fantastic photo of her quilt as well as herself and showing off her ribbon she won for the Mayor\'s Award! Well done Sarah!

Yvonne Menear and EQ Stitch class

Yvonne Menear and EQ Stitch class

Yvonne Menear is an EQ and EQ Stitch Educator. She used the Rosie Rainbow Flower quilt as inspiration for her students machine embroidery digitizing techniques. Afterwards she sent me these student images. I think they look fabulous!

3-D Explosion by Deb

3-D Explosion by Deb

Deb sent me her quilt photo and told me that it was for a challenge she was entering for her art quilt group. She made it using my 3-D Explosion book. Looks fabulous Deb!

Quilt with Bling by Tami S.

Quilt with Bling by Tami S.

Tami attending my 3D Explosion workshop in Lake Havasu, AZ at Quilting by the Lake. Love the colors and the movement!

3-D Explosion by Mimie

3-D Explosion by Mimie

Minie checked out my 3-D Explosion book and made this quilt on her own. She is going to donate it to SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)for their fundraiser.

Flying Ribbons by Lise P

Flying Ribbons by Lise P

Lise is creating a wonderful series of 3-D Explosion quilts! This latest design is fantastic!

Time Goes Fast by Lise P.

Time Goes Fast by Lise P.

This clock is fantastic! What a great way to use the ribbon design!

Big Island Scrolls by Nan S.

Big Island Scrolls by Nan S.

Isn't this a beautiful flower? I love the green ribbon leaves too!

Reflections by Wayne R.

Reflections by Wayne R.

Vanish by Lise. P

Vanish by Lise. P

Here is another beauty by Lise!

Serendipity by Carolyn H.

Serendipity by Carolyn H.

Carolyn attended Quilting Adventures 2010 and made this fun quilt! Just like Alice B., it's a big one! And more great colors!

Jubilation by Alice B.

Jubilation by Alice B.

Alice made Jubilation in my 3-D Explosion class at Quilting Adventures in 2010. Don't let it fool you, it's a big one! Great colors!

Dizziness by Lise P.

Dizziness by Lise P.

Here is another smaller quilt by Lise! And she received a Judge's Choice ribbon!

Psychedelic Sea Urchin by Karren L.

Psychedelic Sea Urchin by Karren L.

Beautiful colors!

Neptune

Neptune's Garden by Sara

Sara was in my 3-D workshop in Traverse City, MI last May. She worked large and finished this fabulous quilt!

Twist-Turn by Lise

Twist-Turn by Lise

Lise made this beautiful design after completing something smaller in the workshop at Salon 2010 on Montreal, Canada. Notice the different perspective points, very advanced! Well done!

Yolanda H. at Quilting Adventures

Yolanda H. at Quilting Adventures

Peggy S. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Peggy S. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Michelle R. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Michelle R. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Lynn is sewing her applique to the background at Quilting Adventures

Lynn is sewing her applique to the background at Quilting Adventures

Lynn M. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Lynn M. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Linda H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Linda H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Georgia R. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Georgia R. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Carolyn H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Carolyn H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Carol K. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Carol K. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Barb H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Barb H. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Barbara D. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Barbara D. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Alice B. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Alice B. at Quilting Adventures 2010

Fantasia by Britt

Fantasia by Britt

Britt lives in Norway and she made this quilt using my 3-D Explosion book! Beautiful! She used all batiks for a competition.

Shisha Smoke by Jayme W.

Shisha Smoke by Jayme W.

Jayme was a student of mine when I visited Abu Dhabi in the UAE in December of 2007. The swirls are from her backing fabric and she quilted it with Sulky metallic threads. Beautiful!

3-D Explosion by Nancy E.

3-D Explosion by Nancy E.

Nancy wrote to me, "I had the opportunity to sing (with a large group) at Carnegie Hall last November. When I got home I knew I had to represent the experience with a quilt. Your technique came to mind." What a great idea to have the scrolls coming out of an instrument!

3-D Explosion by Jill B

3-D Explosion by Jill B

Jill is very pleased with her master piece! She used squares from all the fabrics she used in the front of the design on the back. Nice work!

3-D Explosion by Kathy B

3-D Explosion by Kathy B

Kathy was a student in Anchorage, Ak. Great job!

3-D Explosion by Lyn H.

3-D Explosion by Lyn H.

Lyn attended my workshop along with the other Gold Coast quilters in Australia of August 2008. Lovely!

3-D Explosion by Joan H.

3-D Explosion by Joan H.

Joan was in the workshop I taught at Gold Coast Quilters in Australia. I like the colors a lot!

3-D Explosion by Bonnie F

3-D Explosion by Bonnie F

Bonnie is a member of the Tucson Quilters Guild in Arizona. She attended the workshop and finished her top the very next day. Well done!

Wrapping Chaos or Warping Time by Sue T.

Wrapping Chaos or Warping Time by Sue T.

Sue said, "I ended up naming it "Wrapping Chaos or Warping Time". The first because it reminds me of what happens when the wrapping paper gets loose and the second because of what happened to my life during the quilting phase.It won a blue ribbon at the Mid State Fair and will be my very first entry into Pacific International in Santa Clara next month."

3-D Explosion by Coral

3-D Explosion by Coral

Coral attended my workshop with the Gold Coast Quilters in Australia. Her quilt turned out fabulous!

3-D Scrolls by Lynne W.

3-D Scrolls by Lynne W.

Lynne had a great time making these scrolls when she attended a workshop I taught in Great Falls, MT. It won a blue ribbon for design and best machine quilting award at this year's Montana State Fair. Shawna Crawford who lives in Lewistown, MT deserves the credit for doing the machine quilting.

3-D Explosion by Jen P. from Australia

3-D Explosion by Jen P. from Australia

Jen made this fabulous scroll with lots of ribbon folds! The stripe really shows it off!

Crayon Quilt 2 by Judy L.

Crayon Quilt 2 by Judy L.

This is the second in a series for Judy. If you scroll down, you will see another photo of a crayon quilt she started at a workshop in Sisters, Oregon with me awhile back. This is a new color palette for her. Fabulous!

3-D Explosion by Besty C.

3-D Explosion by Besty C.

Betsy taught 3-D Explosion with this sample quilt. Isn't it gorgeous!

Exuberant Scrolls by Claudia S.

Exuberant Scrolls by Claudia S.

At the 2008 Pajaro Valley Quilt Show, "Exuberant Scrolls" won the Mayor's Choice Award. This photo is of the mayor along with his guild hostess. Congratulations Claudia!

Coming - Out Party by Joan B.

Coming - Out Party by Joan B.

Joan had a workshop with me in January of 2007. She finished her quilt and won 2nd place in the People's Choice category! Fabulous work Joan!

Virginia W. with a blue ribbon!

Virginia W. with a blue ribbon!

This is an updated photo of Virginia's quilt she started at Empty Spools in 2007. In her words, "When I finished moaning & groaning & finished it completely, I entered it in our local guild's quilt show in June. And guess what, I won first prize in wall hangings!!! I had a friend quilt it for me & I designed more scrolls & ribbons for the background and used variegated thread."

3-D Explosion by Susie M.

3-D Explosion by Susie M.

Susie works fast! She finished her top in the 3-D workshop at Quilt Camp in the Pines, 2007 (Less than two weeks ago!) Hubba hubba!

Simple Sammy design on a jacket by Bev K

Simple Sammy design on a jacket by Bev K

Bev appliquéd the design on the back of a jacket! This is so cool. She lined her jacket with a checked winter weight material and says she has received lots of compliments!

3-D Explosion by Pat D.

3-D Explosion by Pat D.

Pat attended the Empty Spools workshop in spring of 2007. Her quilt turned out wonderful!

Pass the Rolls Please by Sharon M.

Pass the Rolls Please by Sharon M.

Sharon made a table runner with her design!

3-D Explosion by Tina G.

3-D Explosion by Tina G.

3-D Expolsion by Virginia W.

3-D Expolsion by Virginia W.

Virginia was the first to send me a photograph from the Empty Spools workshop of 2007. Whoo Hoo!

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #9

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #9

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop #8

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop #7

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #6

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #5

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop #4

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #3

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #2

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #2

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #1

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2007 #1

3-D Explosion by Marie-France

3-D Explosion by Marie-France

3-D Explosion by Tina G

3-D Explosion by Tina G

Tina was not actually in one of my workshops, but she made her wall hanging from the pattern in the book by herself. It's the Colossal Scrolls pattern from the front of the book. Well done!

3-D Explosion by Laurie M.

3-D Explosion by Laurie M.

Laurie used black Swarvorksy crystals in the center. She says they reflect the light very nicely, but they are hard to see in the picture. She also said that it was a lot of fun to make and she would like to make another one.

Madam Butterfly by Carol H.

Madam Butterfly by Carol H.

Carol attended a 3-D Explosion workshop in Texas. Her butterfly is quilted with double needle, with a shimmery thread in one side. Hubba hubba!

3-D Explosion by Leanna

3-D Explosion by Leanna

Spinning Star Scrolls: The Summer side of Bidwell

Spinning Star Scrolls: The Summer side of Bidwell's quilt

This scroll is on the other side of the quilt and it is 50% smaller.

Spinning Star Scrolls by Bidwell C. Drake

Spinning Star Scrolls by Bidwell C. Drake

Bid worked straight from the book. She says, "I machine appliquéd and machine quilted the scrolls on lightweight Pellon because I knew I wanted to make it reversible, and did not want the quilting to show on the other side. For the Summer side I shrank the pattern by 50%. Deliberately offset the scrolls on that side because of the weight if they were back-to-back with the larger scrolls. Quilted the entire background by hand with red thread, then machine appliquéd the scrolls."

Dancing Colors by Janet Yokoe

Dancing Colors by Janet Yokoe

Janet bought the book and made the quilt design from the front of the book on her own. The quilt placed 5th or Honorable Mention in the local Hawaii Quilt Guild Show in May of 2006. It was judged (voted) by the viewers.

Crayon Quilt by Judy

Crayon Quilt by Judy

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 # 23

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 # 23

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #22

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #22

The Classroom!

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #21

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #21

Cathie Hoover, Professional patchwork and quilting instructor and good friend!

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #20

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #20

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #19

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #18

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #18

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #17

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #16

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #15

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #14

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #13

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #12

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #11

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #10

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #9

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #8

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #8

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #7

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #6

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #5

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #4

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #3

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Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #2

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #1

Empty Spools 5 day workshop 2006 #1

Feux d

Feux d'artifices by Nadia Stumpf

I met Nadia at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas in 2003. She was a student in my 3-D workshop. We just met again in France, at the Magic Expo show in Lyon!

Rollen, after an idea of Cara Gulati by Lies Mulder

Rollen, after an idea of Cara Gulati by Lies Mulder

Lies is from Holland. She bought my book and made this fabulous quilt! Her quilt was selected for the national Exhibition during September, 2007 in Deventer, Netherlands. Well done!

3-D Explosion quilt by Delores Miller

3-D Explosion quilt by Delores Miller

Delores made this quilt after seeing me on Simply Quilts. She figured out how to make it by herself. Fabulous job!

Celebration by Jeanne Pfister

Celebration by Jeanne Pfister

Jeanne was my student at the Houson International Quilt festival in 2003. She re-drew her design a year after the class and did a fabulous job. This quilt has won first place at the Heritage Quilt Show and second at the NQA show. Well done!

Heidi

Heidi's Flutterby Illusion

Heidi made her beautiful butterfly quilt on her own with just my book. Isn't it fabulous!

Radiant Suns by Tanya T.

Radiant Suns by Tanya T.

My friend Jo Anne from Hawaii sent me this photo of a Radiant Suns quilt by her friend Tanya. Tanya was in my workshop at HMQS a few years ago. It looks fabulous!

Radiant Suns by Karen S-L

Radiant Suns by Karen S-L

Karen made this Radiant Suns quilt and it was shared with me through Facebook.  I love her colors! It is fabulous!

Radiant Suns by Becky P.

Radiant Suns by Becky P.

Becky made this beauty using the Radiant Suns block from my pattern. I love what she has done with it!!!!

Radiant Suns by Carol R. of The Hen House

Radiant Suns by Carol R. of The Hen House

Carol made this wonderful version of Radiant Suns and sells the patterns at her store The Hen House Quilt Shop!

Radiant Suns by Wendy H

Radiant Suns by Wendy H

Wendy made a fabulous scrappy version of my Radiant Suns pattern. Love it!

Radiant Suns by Sandy Wagner

Radiant Suns by Sandy Wagner

Sandy made a beautitul Radiant Suns quilt and sent me a photo! I love the touch of blue surrounded by the hot reds!

Radian Suns by Jan A.

Radian Suns by Jan A.

This photo was taken by my friend Colleen Granger at the Manteca Quilt show in 2015. Jan was in my workshop this year. She says she loved picking out the brightly colored batik fabrics. Her grandaughter loves and the rest of her family wants one too! It looks fabulous! Thank you Jan!

Radiant Suns by Ginny M.

Radiant Suns by Ginny M.

Ginny attended my workshop at the Mateca Quilt Guild and she put her Radiant Suns quilt in the show. My friend Colleen Granger sent me a photo of her lovely quilt. Thank you Colleen and Ginny!

Radiant Suns by Yvonne J.

Radiant Suns by Yvonne J.

Yvonne started this beauty in a workshop with me years ago. She recently finished it and entered it into the Modesto Quilt show. It looks fantastic!

Radiant Suns by Betty U.

Radiant Suns by Betty U.

Look how Betty uses fun colors for her Radiant Suns quilt! Love this!

Radiant Suns by Ann D.

Radiant Suns by Ann D.

Looking good Ann! Great vibrant colors!

Radiant Suns by Maria

Radiant Suns by Maria

Maria attended my Radiant Suns workshop in the summer of 2013 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She sent me this photo of her beautiful quilt.

Radiant Suns by Karen or Gail #1?

Radiant Suns by Karen or Gail #1?

I taught Radiant Suns at the Calico Mermaid in Porterville, California last fall. They posted two quilts up with two names, but I am not sure which name goes with which quilt. They both look fabulous and the colors are great!

Radiant Suns by Karen or Gail #2?

Radiant Suns by Karen or Gail #2?

I taught Radiant Suns at the Calico Mermaid in Porterville, California last fall. They posted two quilts up with two names, but I am not sure which name goes with which quilt. They both look fabulous and the colors are great!

Radiant Suns by Bev in Vernon, BC

Radiant Suns by Bev in Vernon, BC

Bev made this beautiful Radiant Suns quilt from my pattern. She had put it up for sale on Etsy and I suspect she sold it! Congrats!

 

Radiant Suns quilt by Ruth-Simone.

Radiant Suns quilt by Ruth-Simone.

Ruth-Simone also made this quilt with the Radiant Suns pattern. She really does a great job with mixing up the fabrics!

Chocolate Menthe

Chocolate Menthe

Ruth Simone made this with the Radiant Suns pattern. Love the colors!

Radiant Suns by Donna B

Radiant Suns by Donna B

Donna was in my Radiant Suns class back in 2007 with the Delta Quilters. I had the pleasure of going back to lecture last night, 3/12/2012, and she brought this beautiful top for me to see. Love those bright colors!

Shelley

Shelley's Radaint Suns

Shelley has some close ups of some of the blocks she did in her Radiant Suns quilt. You can see more of her quilt on her blog at http://elsiesgirl.blogspot.com/

Radiant Suns by Charlotte O

Radiant Suns by Charlotte O

I saw a close up of one of the blocks of Charlotte's quilt on Facebook, and she was kind enough to send me a photo. Aren't the colors yummy! Thank you!

Radiant Suns by Fran P

Radiant Suns by Fran P

Charlotte sent me this picture of Fran's quilt that was in the AJO Quilt show. Thank you Charlotte!

Radiant Suns with Asian fabrics!

Radiant Suns with Asian fabrics!

According to Diane A., this quilt is owned and was cut out by Barbara P. Pieced for the most part by Karen S. Barbara sewed all the rows. Layout by committee, following my pattern. It's going to have a plain black border, against Diane's advice to put overflow blocks into the border. Karen is going to quilt it and send another photo when it's all finished!

Radiant Suns by Laura B.

Radiant Suns by Laura B.

Laura made this quilt for her niece's wedding gift! Beautiful!

Radiant Suns by Debbie R.

Radiant Suns by Debbie R.

Debbie sent me this wonderful photograph of her un-quilted top. Notice the seam allowances, don't they look great with the light coming from behind the quilt?

Radiant Suns by Dell

Radiant Suns by Dell

Dell won best use of color at the Amelia Island Quilt show in Florida with her quilt! It has also appeared on the Quilt Fest web site.

Wedding Rings Quilt by Dawn W.

Wedding Rings Quilt by Dawn W.

Dawn used the sun setting and the "x" setting with the Radiant Suns block and made this fabulous design!

Radiant Suns by Diane A.

Radiant Suns by Diane A.

Diane sent me this cheery colorway of her Radiant Suns quilt, it's really fun!

BLT quilt by Carl R

BLT quilt by Carl R

BLT stands for B: Beach Balls, L: Lotus Leaves, and T: Targets. Carl bought the pattern and made this wonderful quilt with Kaffe Fasset fabric...isn't it fabulous!

Nautilus by Gretchen C.

Nautilus by Gretchen C.

Gretchen made a beautiful blue and green version of the Radiant Suns pattern!

Priority Quilt No. 2650 - Mindful Moodling, XI (Vortex, Jr.) by Julie S.

Priority Quilt No. 2650 - Mindful Moodling, XI (Vortex, Jr.) by Julie S.

Julie made this small quilt to go in the mail to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Great Job!

Sunset through Smoke by Ann M.

Sunset through Smoke by Ann M.

Ann's Radiant Suns quilt is hanging a the Bullock Hall Quilt Guild show in 2008. It glows just like a flame.

Radiant Suns by Mary M.

Radiant Suns by Mary M.

Mary used some fabulous colors in her Radiant Suns!

Galaxies by Gayle B.

Galaxies by Gayle B.

Gayle wrote to me: "Just wanted to let you know that I finally (!!!) completed the quilt I started in your workshop at the 2002 Houston Quilt Festival (Radiant Suns). I did it in blues and yellows and it looks gorgeous hanging on my living room wall. Thanks!" I love this variation!

Radiant Suns by Darlene L.

Radiant Suns by Darlene L.

Darlene had a workshop with me when I went to the Elk Grove quilt guild. Nice!!

Radiant Suns by Jill S.

Radiant Suns by Jill S.

Jill brought her quilt to Quilt Camp in the Pines in 2007 to show me! Looks fabulous!

Radiant Suns by Lisa F.

Radiant Suns by Lisa F.

Lisa brought her Radiant Suns quilt to share with me at the Quilter's Affair in Sisters, Oregon this summer of 2007. Doesn't it look fabulous?!

Radiant Suns Bag  by Chris D.

Radiant Suns Bag by Chris D.

Isn't this a wonderful innovative way to make a bag? Chris's use of the Radiant Suns blocks really blew my socks off!

Radiant Suns by Pat M.

Radiant Suns by Pat M.

Pat made a great version of this design by using only two fabrics. The rainbow stripe really makes it fun!

Radiant Sun by Mary V.

Radiant Sun by Mary V.

Intensity by Diane M.

Intensity by Diane M.

Heat Wave by Terri B

Heat Wave by Terri B

Terri attended The Quilter's Affair in Sisters, Oregon during the summer of 2006 and this is the stunning result! Heat Wave tied for 2nd place in the bed sized machine pieced, machine quilted category at the Mt. Stars quilt show the weekend of April 21, 2007. It was her first ribbon and she is so thrilled.

Radiant Suns by Connie D.

Radiant Suns by Connie D.

Connie made a Radiant Suns quilt for Patricia's 50th birthday. Connie says that Patricia needs the bright colors because she lives in Wisconsin!

Radiant Suns by Lynn P.

Radiant Suns by Lynn P.

Lynn teaches the Radiant Suns class in Florida. she is a very prolific quilter. Her 3-D dolls are also fabulous!

Radiant Suns by Janet Wilson

Radiant Suns by Janet Wilson

Pat

Pat's Radiant Suns work in progress

Nancy

Nancy's Radiant Suns work in progress

Linda

Linda's Radiant Suns work in progress

Radiant Suns by Joyce

Radiant Suns by Joyce

Joyce was in a Radiant Suns workshop with me awhile back. She says she spent all last summer making more quilts with the templates. This is one variation.

Radiant Suns by Charlotte

Radiant Suns by Charlotte

Charlotte won a blue ribbon at the Kentucky State fair with her quilt! Fabulous! She did it on her own with the pattern.

Radiant Suns by Judy Carpenter

Radiant Suns by Judy Carpenter

Judy was a student in the summer of 2005 at the Quilter's Affair in Sisters, Oregon. Now she teaches the workshop herself in Atlanta!

Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen

Monica

Monica

Marcia

Marcia

Jody

Jody

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.

"Flowering" by Kathy C.

"Flowering" by Kathy C.

Kathy took the Voluptuous Applique workshop and this is her beauutiful piece. She entered it into the Valley Quilt Show! Everyone creates a unique piece of art that is their own design from their own drawing.

Twirling Twister by Francesca C.

Twirling Twister by Francesca C.

Francesca was in my Twirling Twister class in Spain this past March. Here is her beautiful quilt all finished!

Silken Jewels by Karen D.

Silken Jewels by Karen D.

Karen took my Jazzy Jewels workshop a few years ago and created this fabulous design out of silk fabrics! I love the way she used black to push the blocks apart. It makes them more important. Thanks Karen!

Twirling Twister by PinoL

Twirling Twister by PinoL

Pino was in my workshop in Spain. This his her fabulous top. Her colors are great and the ribbons really float!

Twirling Twister by Maite

Twirling Twister by Maite

Maite took the Twirling Twister workshop with me in Spain. Here is her photo of her quilt all quilted. It is gorgeous! Love the texture of the quilting too!

Twirling Twister by Emily

Twirling Twister by Emily

Emily was a student in the Twirling Twister workshop in Sitges, Spain last month, March of 2015. She completed her quilt top and sent me an picture. It turned out fabulous! She wanted to make it larger, but she only had a yard of her black background with beautiful roses on it. I think her design is fabulous! Thank you Emily!

Twirling Twister in Spain 1

Twirling Twister in Spain 1

March 2015 I was in Sitges, Spain and had a gallery show as well as taught a workshop. Rosa visited the gallery and bought a pattern for Twirling Twister. She gathered some friends together and they made blocks from the pattern.

They turned out lovely! Thank you Rosa!

Twirling Twister in Spain 2

Twirling Twister in Spain 2

March 2015 I was in Sitges, Spain and had a gallery show as well as taught a workshop. Rosa visited the gallery and bought a pattern for Twirling Twister. She gathered some friends together and they made blocks from the pattern.

They turned out lovely! Thank you Rosa!

Claudia's Color Puzzle quilt

Claudia's Color Puzzle quilt

Claudia took the Voluptuous Applique workshop with me at Sisters in 2012. Here is her fabulous quilt!

Vivid Visions by Lora M

Vivid Visions by Lora M

Great colors! Lora sent me a photo of her finished top and I love it!

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association: Voluptuous Applique workshop samples

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association: Voluptuous Applique workshop samples

Here are the first blocks these students completed. They all designed their own blocks. Each student will make 3 more identical blocks and set them together in order to create a kaleidoscope block. Hubba hubba ladies!

Jazzy Jewels by Cinzia A.

Jazzy Jewels by Cinzia A.

Cinzia made a beautiful quilt with the Jazzy Jewels pattern! She says it belongs to her daughter who loves it and uses it. Lucky kid!

Mosaic Madness by Lynne W

Mosaic Madness by Lynne W

Lynne attended my Mosiac Madness workshop in Taupo, New Zealand the summer of 2013. She sent me this photo of her finished project and it turned out great! She put buttons in the centers which adds a great contrast! Great colors!

Brillaint Butterfly by Karren L

Brillaint Butterfly by Karren L

Karren sent me this photo of the Brilliant Butterfly she made with my pattern. It will be auctioned off in March of 2014! Love it!

Jazzy Jewels bed quilt by Caroline H.

Jazzy Jewels bed quilt by Caroline H.

Caroline enlarged the Jazzy Jewels pattern and made a fabulous bed sized quilt with it! I love the colors!

Jazzy Jewels by Vickie G

Jazzy Jewels by Vickie G

This is such a fun setting with the Jazzy Jewels pattern!

Mosaic Madness by Mandy S.

Mosaic Madness by Mandy S.

Love the brown background!

Mosaic Madness by Nancy T.

Mosaic Madness by Nancy T.

Check out this colorful version with the blue background!

Butterfly for Hayley by Karren L.

Butterfly for Hayley by Karren L.

Nice colors using the Brilliant Butterfly pattern!

Good Gyrations by Carolyn N.

Good Gyrations by Carolyn N.

Carolyn made this quilt from my pattern on her own. Purple and green make a striking combo!

Luminous Lagoon by Shelly D.

Luminous Lagoon by Shelly D.

Shelly taught a workshop using my Variegated Vortex pattern at Cloth and Quilts in Turlock, CA. I love her choice of colors!

Brilliant Butterfly pattern by Jana P.

Brilliant Butterfly pattern by Jana P.

Jana sent me a photograph of her quilt she made with my Brilliant Butterfly pattern. Great colors!

Red Flowers in the Wind by Linda B.

Red Flowers in the Wind by Linda B.

Linda made her version of my Jazzy Jewels pattern with fabric that Ricky Timms designed. I love the way it melts into itself! Her lucky daughter will be getting this quilt.

Mosaic Madness by Rosemary P.

Mosaic Madness by Rosemary P.

Rosemary sent me this photograph of her top after taking a workshop in Sisters, Oregon with me,. I love how she added the sashing, it really sets off the blocks!

Wacky Waves by Ann H.

Wacky Waves by Ann H.

Ann brought her wonderful Wacky Waves quilt to class that she made in another workshop with me a few years ago. She was in my 3-D Explosion workshop this time and I look forward to her finished project in that class! My camera in my phone is not the best, so Ann, if you have a clear photo of the quilt, please send it to me!

Crucible

Crucible's Fire #3 by Jerry M.

Jerry writes, "Next year I will be 80!... Your work is wonderful and I feel fortunate to have been able to execute your pattern. Machine quilting it was heaven." Jerry attended a Variegated Vortex workshop taught by her friend, who previously had taken a workshop with me. And look at the results! This lovely monochromatic color-way works well.

Good Gyrations by Lois K.

Good Gyrations by Lois K.

Lois works at Odegaard's Sewing in Flagstaff, Arizona. She made this quilt in a workshop in 2006 at Quilt Camp in the Pines. Isn't it wonderful?!

Piano Concerto #1 by Gina D.

Piano Concerto #1 by Gina D.

Gina brought her musical quilt for me to see at Quilt Camp in the Pines, 2007. Gina had the workshop at Quilt Camp in 2006. She says, "It's a full keyboard - all 88 keys with the treble cleff on top and the bass cleff on the bottom." Nice work!

Variegated Vortex by Mary S.

Variegated Vortex by Mary S.

Mary had this workshop in Sisters Oregon at the Quilter's Affair. She brought her quilt top to share with me at the 2007 Quilters Affair. Fabulous!

Wacky Waves by Sandy S.

Wacky Waves by Sandy S.

Triangle Tango by Ingrid G.

Triangle Tango by Ingrid G.

Ingird bought the pattern and created this beautiful quilt on her own. She said it was easy!

Joyce Good

Joyce Good

Fuchsia Fireworks by Charlotte T

Fuchsia Fireworks by Charlotte T

Charlotte just sent me this photo on Facebook of her beautiful Fuchsia Fireworks quilt! I love it!

Spinning My Wheels by Barbara D.

Spinning My Wheels by Barbara D.

The quilt is about 54" square. She reduced the size of the block to half-size. Barbara says she enjoyed making the quilt and she is pleased with the results. I think it's fantastic!

Fuchsia Fireworks by Marie-France

Fuchsia Fireworks by Marie-France

Scroll down to the photographs from the Honeybee Retreat and see if you can guess which one is Marie-France!

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Annie's Quilt Guild and Honey Run Quilters in Chico, CA #1

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Annie's Quilt Guild and Honey Run Quilters in Chico, CA #8

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #14

Honeybee Retreat 2007 #14

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #8

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #17

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #16

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #15

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #13

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #12

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #11

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #10

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #9

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #7

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #6

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #5

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #4

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #3

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Honeybee Retreat 2007 #2

Honeybee Retreat 2007  #1

Honeybee Retreat 2007 #1