Last week I purchased the latest copy of American Patchwork and Quilting. This is one of the quilting magazines I regularly get at the newsagent; apart from enjoying the quilts, there’s usually a tip or two to be picked up.
But this time I was blown away by the article on Rediscovering Your Stash, with Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio.
The Editor of the magazine, Jennifer Keltner, took some “oh, my goodness, what was I thinking” and “leftover” fabrics along with quite a few other pieces from her stash, to a class with Weeks. The resulting article shows how Weeks pulled disparate fabrics from this bunch and, picture by picture, drew them together with other fabrics from Jennifer’s stash into a co-ordinated selection. There is a written explanation along with the photos, showing the step by step process of Weeks’ thinking.
For anyone with a colour inhibition, I highly recommend this article. For those of us with more colour confidence, it’s very enlightening, and one I know I’ll refer back to. I’ve recommended the magazine to my Class students, and just wish I lived near Weeks to do a class with her, and not be on the other side of the world!!
I really got a great buzz out of reading this article and seeing the magic Weeks wrought with Jennifer’s fabrics!
Go forth peeps and get thy selves a copy!!