Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday Folk-Art Fusion Lecture

Time is flying!

On March 12th, I gave a lecture on my Folk-Art Fusion to the Foresyth Quilter's Guild in Winston Salem, NC. It was so much fun!

Such a wonderful group of people and such a fun quilting guild!

I love sharing Folk-Art Fusion with others. So what is it you ask?

Well, it's a "fusion" of techniques. It's wool applique, a multi tone on tone background, patchwork, machine quilting and hand stitching all combined with a Folk Art flair. Oh and fusible web!

My first book, Briarside Lane, should be out the end of May. There will be 15 different projects to make. It's lots of fun and I can hardly wait to show you!

Here are some examples of Folk-Art Fusion.







I was delighted to stay with the Vice President of the guild, Carrie Pippins! Carrie is such a fabulous person as is her husband and daughter!
Carrie spoiled me with homemade soup (she made special for me because I'm a vegetarian) delicious bread and all of these goodies! Plus I got to sleep under a handmade quilt in her guestroom! Loooove!

She needle punched this bag! Cute huh!

She also stitched this adorable tea towel.


They were wrapped with bunny ribbon!

Thank you Carrie for the wonderful hospitality and for inviting me to speak to your guild!

Looking forward to sharing Folk-Art Fusion with you and maybe giving a workshop too!

So what are you working on?

Hugs!
Michelle

24 comments:

Jeanette said...

Looks like you had lots of fun. Love the goodies you received. Hugs,

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Michelle, what lucky ladies to be able to meet you and hear you speak about your wonderful work, wish I could have been there too! Sounds like you had a lovely time with the Quilter's Guild and can't wait till May to see your wonderful new book! I'm working on some new summer and fall designs this week, got a bunch of new supplies from a dear friend and am itching to use them! Have a lovely week, Deb

Debora said...

Love it all, Shel! You are one talented cookie. And your hostess's creations are cute, too.

Fiona said...

Great to hear it went well... I love your fusion works and am saving for that book!!! Wondering when you will book your tour down under?
Hugz

gail said...

Hi Shell, I am so happy for you. I am so glad that your speaking engagement went so well. I cant wait to get your book!!! Sounds like a great trip.
((()) Gail

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a very warm receiption and lovely hostess' gifts - that is special. The 'eye candy' projects from your book are a delight.

Christina said...

What a great collection of beautiful art and what an adventure you had. I think nothing is better than snoozing under a handmade quilt.

Jessica said...

Love your work Shell! Your book is going to be hard to resist LOL!
I am working on a quilt from Sarah Fielkes book Quilting from little things.

Chris said...

What a wonderful time! They were so lucky to have you come lecture!

KaHolly said...

Oh, what fun!! Carrie IS a doll, isn't she? A new book? How exciting. Can't wait!! ~karen

Sherri said...

What a lovely post! I love the creation you were showing during your demonstration-just beautiful!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed your sharing today. Carrie is a sweetie...she has spoiled me many times too.

Carrie P. said...

It was my privilege to have you stay at my home. I enjoyed every minute. Your work is fabulous and I am so excited for you and the news about your new book. Congratulations!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What great gifts Shell - and what a great hostess! Can't wait to see your book. :) blessings, marlene

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What beautiful gifts for you. I love the way there is texture with your Folk Art Fusion technique.
Congratulations on your book!
Hugs,
Susan

Linda H said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit and what beautiful gifts. I am anxiously awaiting your new book; the projects look like lots of fun to make! I'm working on Your pattern called Little Houses 1 wall hanging and am thoroughly enjoying it. Linda Hardesty

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh Man. You are getting famous!

But listen - I got a gig doing a one hour talk about the first Earth Day (April, 1970) on this Earth Day, April 22! Other than making sure my pants are zipped have you got any tips? Maybe I should take a couple bunnies to pass around! Anyway, that is what I'm working on.

Jenny said...

Very cute quilts!

I am so excited to have found a whole rabbit themed craft blog!

Shelley said...

I'm working on finishing up March's Hannah and Harry:) I am so looking forward to your book Michelle!

Kris said...

Oh how fun for both you and all those lucky ladies to get a chance to meet you and see your creative art!! Sounds like you got Southern hospitality at it's best!! Wanna come to St. George, UT?? Maybe some day!! Love ya!!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I am never disappointed by your posts. Love every one of them! I love all these beautiful projects that you have, and it also was nice to see a photo of Carrie. Now I can put a face to her name! Carrie had told me that you were going;she was so excited. I do not blame her; I would be too!!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

You must be such a wonderful and fun teacher dearest Shell. XO.

Margaret said...

Just love the tea towel --- takes me back to when I was a child I had two bunnies hand made with felt a girl and boy, he was beautiful and my favourite and the girl was like the tea towel .

Sherry said...

Your folk art fusion projects are wonderful. I am sure that the guild enjoyed having you and seeing what you create. I am working on several projects, including my Harrington and Hannah blocks. I hope to start April soon. Looking forward to your book.