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Flying Colors – Original Design Class

Design by Beverley Berryman, NZ

Design by Beverley Berryman, NZ

My second class at Symposium was the three-day Flying Colors Class where each student designs their own project.  During the span of only three days, it is unusual for anyone to complete a quilt top, so this is a selection of works in progress!

Design by Sheila Christensen, NZ

Design by Sheila Christensen, NZ

However, Sheila Christensen, who was working on a guild challenge, did finish all the stitching on this small quilt top!  I love the way she used the sepia tones to achieve the look of a well-aged piece.

Design by Maureen Wilson, NZ

Design by Maureen Wilson, NZ

Maureen was not sure that she would be able to create and stitch her own design and asked for a pattern.  However, she really got into the drawing and actually got more sewing done on her original design than most everyone else.

Design by Pam Pengelly, NZ

Design by Pam Pengelly, NZ

Pam Pengelly, very nearly completed her Taupo inspired design with the Tongariro Mountains in the background.

Tiny Trees by Marilyn Foreman NZ

Tiny Trees by Marilyn Foreman NZ

Somehow, I did not manage to get a photo of Marilyn Foreman’s new design, but here’s the one she brought with her to class. She made the Tiny Trees from my pattern, but then created her own Pointy Dudes border.

Flowers at Symposium

Flowers at Symposium

And, through all of this, even though it was the dead of winter, the magnolias blossomed outside our classroom.  It was a joy to teach and be in the presence of the wonderful women who took this class.  I look forward to seeing photos of their completed projects sometime in the future.

Moon over Taupo

Moon over Taupo

Classes held one last surprise for me during my walks to and from the campus each day.  Toward the end of the week, the full moon shone brightly over the city, almost as if celebrating all things Symposium!

Thanks so very much to all of the students, the organizers, and the staff who made this such a wonderful experience!

 

 

 

 

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