I also entered my newest quilt, Vase of Sunflowers and although it did not place in its category, it did receive an instructors choice award from Wendy Butler Berns.
I had the extreme pleasure of taking two days of classes from Ellen Anne Eddy. She is a fantastic quilt artist using her machine to embellish and create the most whimsical wonderful quilts.
Here I am with Ellen, in front of one of her may quilts she brought to share. It is not often I meet someone shorter than me, I am only 5'3".
Ellen had so many great techniques and ideas to share. Every quilt she created seemed to present new ideas and challenges. I also found out she is a greyhound lover and currently has 3 rescued dogs. I have rescued 2 greyhounds and loved each of them dearly, such a gentle breed.
Here is just one example of the many quilts Ellen brought to share......
She does all of her work by machine, either top stitching or bobbin work. Everything on her quilts are so full of texture.
For my class project I was inspired by this rose of Ellen's
I think mine lacks a bit of drama, but I mostly wanted to get something together and try out the machine work. The shinny bit at the top is some angelina fibers.
Ellen introduced me to so many products I had never tried and a few I had never heard of it will be fun trying some of them in my own projects.