Five days of quilting go by too fast! How exciting to see the progress as series of borders began to surround the center blocks of each student’s quilt in Judy Hasheider’s “Let’s Get Surrounded” Medallion Quilt class this past week. One of the students was inspired by the Jackson Star barn quilt block on the dormitory and incorporated that into a border on her quilt. Another combined her stitchery and quilting. One student celebrated her birthday by taking the class (made complete with Sunset Resort homemade coffeecake, a candle and song), two sisters shared a table and quilted together and a group of long-time quilting friends came to spend time and work (is quilting work?) in the Sophie Studio with a treasured instructor. We’ll bring the quilt class to you… [slideshow_deploy id=’3962′]
Last week saw twelve quilters using both the Sophie and Walter Studios to work on individual projects. Some of those projects had been to the Island before in an earlier class, in a different year or in a different format. There was extra time during the week to enjoy the Island, a potluck dinner and visits from the Frog Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast quilters in addition to cutting, pressing and sewing! The quilts can tell their own story: At the end of the week, the sun shone on the blooming apple and crabapple trees along the Island roadsides.