Back in November 2010, I had the opportunity to spend a quilting weekend with .......
Yep, you read right! None other than Kim Diehl!
Kim was the guest speaker at my guild, Franklin County Quilter's Guild. Gosh, what fun!
It was wonderful to be able to see her quilts up close. They are all stunning!
She is such a prolific quilter! I don't know how she gets so much done! Of course a publishing deadline may help a tad! lol
Her trunk show consisted of a variety of quilts from each of her publications, including her most recent book.
One of my favourite quilt is not even from any of her books.....
It is called Scrap Basket Blossom!
What a sweet quilt!
It is a pattern that was published in the Australian Quilter's Companion magazine, Volume 36!
I don't recall if it's hand or machine appliquéd, nonetheless, it's beautiful!
Sadly, I do not have the magazine. Stonehouse publications has sold out! Sigh!
Anyway, all of her quilts were stunning! I love her style!
I also had the opportunity to take the two (2) workshops she was offering on Invisible Machine Appliqué.
The first workshop was on her Mocha Star quilt.
This pattern is from her book Simple Comforts 12 Cozy Lap quilts!
Kim will admit that what she's a self taught quilter. Her approach to quilting is simple and down to earth, "a lot of it is common sense!" lol
I'm not sure if I'll complete this project! However, I certainly enjoyed learning her method for doing eight pointed stars!
I may tackle it in the near future! It would make a nice souvenir of the Kim weekend!
The second workshop was on ......
This pattern is from her latest book Simple Graces - Charming Quilts and Companion projects.
Both quilt versions are stunning!
I chose to make the dark version. It's presently folded away in a drawer waiting for me to pick it back up again!
I do plan on completing this quilt, I just don't know when! lol
I have all of Kim's books! There are so many projects I could make from each book but ..... for now I just enjoy looking them at them and being inspired!
What a great time it was! I would recommend that you take a class with her. She's an amazing quilter! Oh... and quite entertaining too! I enjoyed hearing the stories that went with her quilts!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed reading about my time in a workshop with Kim Dielh! Cheers!