Sunday, February 21, 2010

Edyta Sitar Classes

You know the song - "Heaven, I'm in heaven..." That's how it felt the past three days as I was fortunate to take three different quilting classes from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. She was such a delight! Edyta is an extremely talented quilter, as well as being patient, thorough, organized, funny, energetic, generous and motivating. On Thursday, we each came home with 350 scrappy half square triangles to make her tree quilt. Friday we foundation pieced on paper and created a beautiful table runner using logs and flying geese corners. Yesterday was a workshop to learn her technique for making Dresden and 8 Point Stars. Every morning when we got to class, we were greeted with an array of her gorgeous quilts that pertained to the lesson of the day. She said next week she hopes to have her teaching schedule on her website. If you are able to attend one of her lectures or take a class or workshop, you'll be smiling from ear to ear.

pink bunny quilt

I was able to get a photo of the bunny top I made for the shop sample. The patterns is designed by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek and Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. It is featured in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

Civil War Tribute blocks

The last picture shows blocks from the first two months of the Civil War Tribute Quilt. I'm making the odd numbered ones and Connie is making the even numbers. It's going to be huge!


julieQ said...

So glad you got to go to that workshop! Your wallhanging is so cute.

Weig said...

While here in Florida, with Sara and Mary's help,of course, I made the bunny wallhanging for Megan's baby shower. Of course, I had to make changes to it, such as doubling the size of the bunny, and put the bunny on backwards, and had to recalculate the blocks and borders, but it's just like yours! O.K. the color is different too. Megan's nursery is turquoise and yellow. But, I love it and hope she does too!

Judy S. said...

You've been busy, and such nice projects! Sounds like a nice workshop too.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a lovely Easter quilt you made for the shop!
I want to come and see it! I'm thinking about coming for the shop hop in it worthwhile???

connie said...


Sounds like you had a super great time!

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Terry said...

Love the bunny quilt! I want to make one of those one of these days! :0)