Sunday, June 24, 2012

Primitives of the Midwest

Well, yes I am still around and kicking. Sometimes the week just gets away! Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet up with dear friends to see the play Billy Elliot and do a little shopping in beautiful Des Moines, Iowa.
Downtown Des Moines
Last week found me stitching away at Primitives of the Midwest, sponsored by Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, MO.
Homework for Stacy's Class
Stacy Nash was back again this year and showed us how to make a lovely sewing box with pincushion.
She brought projects along that will be photographed for her first book which will be out this fall!
Shawn Williams from Threads that Bind showed us her wool applique technique as we made this very cute little mat. I was very excited to see the kit already had the pennies that edge the piece already cut out! 
She had the most adorable glasses case and the instructions for making this can be found on her blog.
Maggie Bononomi demonstrated her tendril technique in this this "Warm & Spicy" mat. You know you've arrived when Maggie mentions you in class; she noted that very talented fellow blogger Patty G. from Winding Vine Wanderings will change up Maggie's designs by doing them in her own colors.
Lynda's Advent Quilt
Lynda Hall was back again with some great designs but I couldn't figure out how to be in two classes as once, darn. For photos and descriptions of all the projects, click here. Many if not most of these will be offered in pattern form by the designer in the near future. It was a fun and inspiring few days and if you have the opportunity I hope you can attend next year!

9 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

So many great classes!!

annie said...

I just love the projects, so glad you got to go!

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks so much for sharing, I just love to hear about these wonderful classes and see the photos! What fun!

Patti said...

Me?!?! You've got to be kidding? Maggie mentioned me? Wow! That is quite an honor to know that my hero mentioned me ;)

My dream is to attend Primitives of the Midwest. It looks like you had a wonderful time! The projects are all spectacular! one of these years I am going to get there...

Blessings, Patti

Cat Haven Crafts said...

I live in the midwest and I need to get to Primitives of the Midwest! I love that woolies in your picture trail.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

BTW, do you know where I could purcase the pattern for the sheep penny mat?

Barb said...

Hi Roberta,
How fun!! I have the beautiful one that I won from your wonderful giveaway hanging up and I treasure it. I look at it in amazement because this type of art is beyond my small brain.
Hope you enjoyed all your classes and now have creative juices flowing!
Barb

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

It is on my bucket list to attend PMW. Thanks for sharing it looks as creative as ever.

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