Saturday, June 7, 2014
New York Beauties!
I made these blocks, and three more, in a workshop yesterday with Linda Hahn, author of "New York Beauty Simplified" and New Your Beauty Diversified." You can find out more about Linda here. The workshop, and Linda's lecture, were hosted by Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild in Rolla, MO.
Although I know how to paper piece and do curved piecing, Linda's methods and expert teaching taught this old dog some new - and improved - techniques. The paper piecing went faster than the "traditional" way and no quarter-inch ruler needed! My curved piecing is now greatly improved after picking up tips from Linda's demonstration. Believe it or not, only one pin is needed. All students get a one-on-one session with Linda during the workshop and she is constantly circulating throughout the room to make sure you are understanding what she is teaching.
The lecture the evening before was interesting and fun. Linda has a great personality and it is apparent that she enjoys what she is doing. She spoke about the quilt book publishing industry and it was an eye opening experience for me. I will never look at a quilt book again without understanding all the work that went into getting into print. Linda is in the process of more books and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.