Back from TESAA!

Where does the time go?  I have been back from The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy for almost a week, and I am still overwhelmed.  It is so hard to get back to my normal routine!  I am happy to report that hand-applique is definitely alive and well.  I am actually going to go out on a limb and say that hand-applique must be on the upswing, judging by the amount of first time attendees at the Academy.

The first class I took was with Rita Verroca.  Not only is she super-talented and willing to share everything she knows, she is the one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Check out those cowboy boots!

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This is a quilt designed by Rita.  It is called Album of Roses.  As you can see, Rita has a unique style of choosing fabrics that make her quilts stunning and one-of-a-kind!  Yes…it is hand-quilted!!

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This is a picture of the quilt block we were working on in class.  It is part of an ongoing series of blocks Rita is designing depicting early American history.

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This is what I have accomplished, so far.

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There are some really teeny, tiny pieces in this block!

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Til next time…

Kerry

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