Lou worked up this improvisational wall hanging during Sunday’s workshop. She was visiting family in the area, signed up, and borrowed a sewing machine for the day. I give her a lot of credit for being an adventurous NYC visitor!
I visited The City Quilter quilt shop earlier in the week. The lovely Teri Lucas and I met and realized we have a common friend in Mary Kerr. Teri’s work was published in Mary’s Cutting Edge Art Quilts, and mine was in A Quilt Block Challenge: Vintage Revisited. And, Teri used to live in Maine! So, of course we bonded instantly and chatted, as time allowed. She was, after all, working! I purchased some Kona drab solids for background to the many brights I tend to use in improv work. I learned this strategy from Weeks Ringle. If you look above at Lou’s quilt, her improv blocks pop when set against Kona’s Raisin, a very dark purple/brown. We had a great time in NYC.