Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fourth Thursday demonstrations

As part of the Anchorage Log Cabin Quilter's education mission, Sandy W. and Glenda B. gave demonstrations. A long-time dollmaker, Sandy (on the right) showed the steps involved in making a doll.

One of Sandy's exquisite dolls.

To help guild members who want to portray buildings in their Anchorage Centennial quilts, Glenda demonstrated techniques for depicting a building in a quilted wall-hanging.

Glenda fuses her background to Pellon 808. She often paints white fabric to achieve the sky effect that she wants. She draws her pattern on freezer paper, making notes about fabric choices and embellishments.

The quilters watching Glenda's demonstration were especially intrigued with her technique for depicting windows. After she has ironed her freezer paper pattern to the right side of her fabric, Glenda cuts out the piece, leaving a bit extra along the edges to allow her to later trim off any fraying. Glenda uses ribbon or sheer fabric backed with Pellon 805 fusible web for the window sections. She threads the ribbon or fabric through the slits she has cut along the window frames.

Thanks to Glenda and Sandy for sharing your expertise with the rest of us.

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