About 2 weeks ago I was at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I usually take classes in things that I like but also in techniques that don’t appeal to me (which most people don’t understand). I like a challenge LOL and sometimes I wind up making beautiful discoveries.
So the class that did not interest me was Landscape Using Woven Fabric with Nancy DiDonato. I like making landscape quilts but the woven fabric backgrounds? Not so sure….
It was a very small class and we learned a lot. Aside from the technique she taught us, which I loved, she also shared some of her art. What I really liked about her was that she used very innovative ideas in the creation of her quilts. Thrift shop finds or bark from the forest – she uses what she feels will work for the concept she has in mind. The “Only 100% Quilting Cotton Fabric Police” would not understand…
Her work is outstanding and innovative: check her out at http://www.nancydidonato.com.
Meantime, have a look at what she helped me make:
Take a chance, people – you might learn and love something new!