We had so much fun learning Lori's method of hand applique as we worked on EAT CAKE.
A true artist.
Lori had been designing quilts under her business name Bee In My Bonnet since 1994.
Before that she spent 12 years designing Tole Painting books.
Eat Cake is a small project, but we learned every technique needed to be able to move on to Lori's larger designs.
Lori has developed her own method for needleturn applique that really simplifies the steps. It was fun to see the students excitement and to hear them exclaim "I can do this now!"
We had homework last night, and will return today to finish up and apply the embroidery.
The room was packed to the brim.
Lori brought a Story Board of her fabric line SEW CHERRY that will be released in March under Riley Blake.
In preparation for the retreat, Lori sent two of her quilts that were displayed on the walls at Quilted Works.
I love all of her patterns, but A Quilters World is among my favorites.
This is the featherweight Lori sews on when we go on retreats.