Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Class 9/21-22

Nancy Prince is a celebrated AQS author and teacher.  She came to Harlan to teach 22 quilters her thread painting technique.  Nancy introduced a new design, School Days, with our group.  She demonstrated how to make the tree and canopy before beginning our instruction.  Our first task was to creat the shrubs.  That was a good place to start.  In the afternoon, we learned how to make the pumpkins.  Irene Moore, Council Bluffs, brought yummy Chex Mix treats.  On the second day, we worked on a more challenging part of the quilt -- the little girl.  Nancy's book is very self-explanatory and Nancy has videos on her website that explain the process.  As participants in the class, we received a DVD that explains precisely how to thread paint each aspect of the quilt.  It was a GREAT workshop, and I can't wait to follow up on my quilt top.  I think I'll schedule some Nancy Prince follow up dates to help encourage the quilters in class to finish their thread painted landscapes.