Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fun Class

Baltimore on the Prairie is an appliqué conference held at Mahoney State Park, midway between Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. I live close by and was able to attend a one day class yesterday with Sue Garman.

The class project was the rose fan, the top center block on Sue's Bed of Roses quilt.

Sue had a wonderful way of teaching, she split the class in three smaller groups and kept everybody busy at all times. The smaller groups would go up to her work area one group at a time to watch her demonstrations.

It was a very personal way to watch her techniques and while your group was not at her area you got a chance to visit with your classmates from around the country and even Australia.

The conference continues this weekend with three day classes. I am still absorbing all of Sue's time saving methods from my one day with her.

My friend Leslie and I are working away on our block here and note we each have a sheet of paper filled with tips under our scissors. I am going to make four of the rose fan blocks, it makes an interesting secondary design, and make it into a Christmas table topper.


Happy Stitching,




  1. Oh that looks to have been a wonderful experience. i do wish we had classes around here. What i can see of your block looks like it will be beautiful finished....hugs, Julierose

  2. I would like to take a class from Sue Garman but don't see that in my future. I would like to know how she gets so much applique done so fast! Her quilt designs have so much to stitch on each one.

  3. Wow! What a great opportunity!

  4. Someday I would like to make that, after I get my 24 grandkids a quilts made

  5. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time with Sue, and what you are planning to do will be beautiful!