November 2, 2017 – Origami Dresden Plate

Tonight Susan taught us how to make the flower center for a dresden plate by making a folded (origami) flower out of fabric.  Some of us were a bit more challenged than others, but with Susan’s patient assistance, we ended up with lovely flowers to use as centers of our dresden plates.

The next step was to place around the flower the fabrics which would become the points of the dresden plate.

You can see how the project is coming together.

Thanks for the class, Susan!  At the next meeting we hope to see some completed Origami Dresden Plate pillows and wall hangings.


Last month Susan H. showed us how to do stencil discharge dyeing.  This discharge dyed leaf was beautiful to start with, but look at the difference some thread painting makes!  (Thread painting was a class taught by Barb last month.)

Susan also shared this colorful “Chopsticks” quilt top.  It is sometimes called the “Pickup Sticks” pattern.

Angelique is a quilting beast.  She shared three recently finished quilts.  The nine-patch looks like it might  be a contender in the “Back to Basics:  The Nine-Patch” special class in next year’s Kentucky State Fair.

Take a look at Angelique’s intricate long arm quilting!


I love how Susan repeated the white and shades of green in the lattice-type border on this Christmas panel.

Marilou’s red in the border of this snowflake tree is a perfect accent for this two-color panel.

Jean and Joann completed their Rudolph Christmas Tree quilts for children at Norton’s Hospital.  This tree was an original pattern Marilou taught at a Cuddle Care class in September.

Next month we will be honored to have Mary Bauer as a guest teacher.  She will show us how to make the “Dresden Neighborhood” block.