So, here's round 3. I have devoted this one for the professionals that I just really don't want to recommend. It's not that they are bad quilters. I just don't think they are "right" for me or for the guild.
Linda Everhart has appeared on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. I remember watching her make a stunning Statue of Liberty quilt, and the technique seems fairly easy. She also seems to have a love of bright colors.
See. Bright bright bright.
The technique is basically reverse applique, and she uses both parts.
But it's just not for me. The more I look at it, the more I really don't like the idea of the black bias lines in her reverse applique.
Speaking of applique, that's what Kathy Delaney teaches. I guess it's because I have carpal tunnel syndrome and just really can't hold a hand needle for very long, but hand applique is just not for me. But if this guild turns out to be like my last guild, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Is this the place where I say, while her work was beautiful, I wasn't particularly pleased with her personality?
Tresa Jones also does applique, but she also does some historical lectures. This block is from the lecture "From Whence Comes Inspiration."
This professional sat at my table in the morning. Her name is Martha Heimbaugh, and she is a fairly nice person. She also does a lot of techniques, particularly about fabric painting and marbling. The keys in this picture, I believe are sunprints.
And while I would personally enjoy this type of workshop, I don't believe she is right for our guild. (That and the fact that she stated up front that she is one of the most expensive professionals in the area.)
Another quilt historian is Libby Wallis. Again, it's just not for everyone.
I have one last picture to show you. Unfortunately, I don't remember which table it was at. But, it's a good finish to what could have been a very negative post.
I hope you have enjoyed my stroll through the Heartland Quilt Network spring meeting. And if you are on a program committee, then I hope you have also gained some ideas. After all, that is the idea behind the network.