All the activity is inside the studios this weekend with Barbara Heike’s Viking Knit Silver Jewelry class and Ken Workowski’s Bent Willow Chair class. With a total of 23 students working on their projects, who notices the rain outside? (Well, we did get caught in some of it visiting the willow benders in the Walter Studio.) The Viking Knitters were happily wearing their first bracelets this morning and the chair makers were in various stages of attaching the bent willow arms and backs to the bases this afternoon. Tomorrow, the Washington Island Ferry Crew will see the chairs on trailers and pickup trucks and may get some good-bye waves with wrists adorned with Viking knit bracelets!
What a fun and productive weekend with nine teams of coaches and rookies and two individual quilters working on ten Quilts of Valor! The coaches arrived Friday morning for a time of orientation and then pressed and cut fabric strips and the foundation blocks in preparation for sewing on Saturday. When the rookies sat down to sew on Saturday morning, the coaches had prepared their sewing machines for a full day. It was as busy as a beehive with machines running, irons pressing, pins put in place and oohs and aahs as the quilt blocks started to go up. As each quilt top is finished, they will be sent to longarm quilters who volunteer their services. They will […]