We just finished another great week with Deb Jones and her Beginning Spinning and Rainbow Dyeing class and Judy Hasheider’s Quilter’s Gathering where students incorporated appliqué into table runners and into some of their quilt projects, made a four-corner tote bag and had time besides to work on their own quilt designs. Deb’s students spun wool on the various wheels in the studio, learned several dyeing methods, used drum carders for blending and went home with a basketful of their own yarns. Come along on a little visit to the studios, where the students can show you what they were working on in class… As far as we’re concerned, it’s always a good time […]
From nature’s etchings, due to winter winds or animals looking for shelter in the snow, to capturing some of the morning or late afternoon golden light on the evergreens against the clean, white snow it feels like you’re viewing a Christmas card everywhere you turn. We’re looking forward to our January and February Sievers in Winter classes. Quilting with Ellen Graf, Weaving with Connie Westbrook, Knitting with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain and Basketry with Jeanette Biederman and Rich Prange all have good enrollments. Ellen shared a photo of her own “Latest, Greatest Quilt” with us: For the basketmakers, here are more project options, the Arrows or Winnebago Picnic Basket. In the office, we’ve […]
Between the three classes in session this past week and weekend, Batik with Mary Jo Scandin, Waffle Weave with Nancy Adams and Japanese Temari Techniques with Judith Yamamoto, the studios were filled with so much color, each class deserved its own slide show! [slideshow_deploy id=’3199′] [slideshow_deploy id=’3213′] [slideshow_deploy id=’3268′]
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.
Basket week is in progress with two classes taught by Jeanette Biederman and Rich Prange. The first class, Basket Weaving Basics started Tuesday and finished yesterday while the second, Twill Basketry, started this morning. We determined that it has been almost 20 years that Jeanette and Rich have been teaching basketry in the winter here at Sievers. What a great tradition! The most recent addition to the Sievers Permanent Collection is a Cherokee Tray made by Jeanette, now hanging in the Sophie Studio. It makes our hearts happy to have this basket as part of the Permanent Collection, but even happier to share time at Sievers with Jeanette and Rich!