Nationally known quilter, Sally Manke, was the speaker at our last guild meeting and then presented a 4 hour workshop the next day. Both were special events.
The depth achieved is amazing!!
This is a technique that I am anxious to explore and am looking forward to the workshop.
This special portrait was made with cheese cloth (2 weights) and black thread stitching…..
Who says that you need complicated supplies to make something wonderful?
Sally had been at another local guild earlier in the day and had presented a workshop about using Inktense pencils in surface design. This was one of the examples of that technique…..
Since it is a Sunflower, you KNOW that I loved it!!
….but I sure wish that I had known about it when we were in India….I feel sure that it would be cheaper than buying it here!!!. If we get to return then I will certainly be stuffing my suitcase with it!!
….I turned to Linda and said “Didn’t we see this in Houston?”. As Sally talked about the quilt, she soon confirmed that it was indeed hanging at Houston. I enjoyed hearing her talking about the creative process that came with this quilt. I remember being particularly enamored with the barn…..
I love the little touches of 3-dimension that she added with the “leaves” on the trees!!
We have all seen photos of these cute and creative bicycles as they sped across Facebook and I am happy to say that I have not only seen them in person, but have met the woman who made them!!!
Sally was a vibrant and interesting speaker and we were all sad when she arrived at the end of her program. If you ever get the chance to hear her be sure that you do so!!!
The next day I took a workshop with her and will post more about that in the coming days…..