Pet Portraits, my favorite class right now.

I have spent the last two days teaching my class 'Pet Portraits' and it is my favorite class to teach right now. I had 18 students from the Pine Tree Quilt Guild, Grass Valley, which is the largest class I have taught and I had my oldest student, 93 year old Lila. When I have taught this class previously there have been a week or longer between the classes giving the students time to get their homework done! So tackling the project in 2 days was challenging.

Most people chose to make a portrait of their dog or dog they know. I love all the different interpretations and approaches to this raw edge collage applique technique that I teach.

The start of the class is most daunting as it involves drawing and no one thinks they are an artist! I was really impressed how everyone tackled this and made their own professional looking patterns.

Not everyone chose to make a dog but these cats, and other animals made great subjects for a portrait. What fun quilts and a fun bunch of ladies to hang out with for a couple of days.

 This sweet dog was stitched down with plenty of thread play bringing out his fluffy personality.

This sweet dog was stitched down with plenty of thread play bringing out his fluffy personality.

I am now looking forward to teaching this class again in September in Auburn, CA.