Workshop Summary

This past Saturday, I offered a workshop for making the “Giant Churn Dash” baby quilt to Tarheel Quilters Guild members. About ten ladies attended; we had a blast sewing together! Pictured below are Joy and Maureen who are focused and concentrating as they sew. And you can tell that Colleen is in her happy place with fun fabrics in her hands!

     

While most workshop participants used 2 1/2″ strips leftover from jelly rolls for the strip-pieced units, some cut strips from stash or fat quarters. Karen modified the instructions so that she could use 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles she has cut and saved through the years.

Due to obligations at home, Anita could not attend the workshop as planned. But she sewed along with us while at home, and we exchanged pictures in the afternoon. Instead of placing a white square in the center, Anita featured an airplane print that she also used to back the quilt.

Several ladies affirmed that they would make this quick, easy and versatile design again. Yolanda plans to make two from the same pretty fabrics; they’ll be given to twin girls in the NICU of our local hospital.

On Sunday, at the guild meeting, we showed our quilt tops to those in attendance. Barbara was our over-achiever, she made 3 quilt tops and quilted all on her new longarm overnight.


I encouraged everyone to access the instructions on the Patterns page of my blog. Like you, even those who could not attend the workshop may still make a “Giant Churn Dash” baby quilt.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Workshop Summary

  1. You are so wonderful to offer this quilt to all. I will be making it for our UNC NICU unit.
    Hope all is well.
    Mary Ed

  2. I like that, and Churn Dash is one of my favorite patterns anyway. Thanks for showing Anita’s and Yolanda’s up close. The fabric colors are great for both of them.

  3. Well done! We were strongly advised not to meet anymore in a group here in Germany 🙁. So all life is pretty much on hold.

  4. Such a wonderful blog post! It’s nice seeing all of the colorful quilt tops, especially right now. Great, fast pattern to whip up for giving. Thanks for sharing with us, Aby!

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