Festive times in Ann Arbor

The Fiesta Ornaments class is always fun, since there are a variety of different materials and techniques involved. The first half of the class we spend leisurely painting and during the second half we break out the tools.

The little fabric paintings are combined with heavy weight interfacing and colorful hand dyed fabric, then quilted and finished with a satin stitched edge.

Decorative edge craft scissors and x-acto knives are used to cut the metal frames.

The frames are then stitched to the quilted ornaments, people are always a little nervous about this step until they see how easy it is to sew.

Then the real fun begins when we pull out the embossing tools to decorate the metal with decorative designs.

Aren’t they wonderful?!

8 Responses to “Festive times in Ann Arbor”

  1. Jackie says:

    Marvelous! Looks like a lot of fun! I can’t find anywhere like this in Tampa! alike

  2. WoolenSails says:

    I would love to take that class, love the ornaments and a wonderful idea for christmas gifts.


  3. Diane says:

    The ornaments are fabulous. They’re all great but my favorite one is the horse!!!

  4. cindy shake says:

    JUDY LOOK HOW YOU INSPIRED ALL OF THESE PEOPLE!! The finished pieces are so wonderful and each is really unique.

  5. Amo says:

    They look fab Judy! Could there be a download How To to buy for this? Some of us will never have a hope of joining you in a class.

  6. Jane LaFazio says:

    I yearn to take this class with you, and I would wear my ornament around my neck forever… 🙂

  7. They are wonderful – and hey! I saw your article on acrylic inks in the new Quilting Arts. Congratulations!

  8. Judy, wish I could be there. sounds like so much fun. Best wishes for a wonderful time in Long Beach!

Drop me a note

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Find Me on:

14QA-TV-Badge-series1300_PEREZQuilting Arts TV
100 episode 106
200 episode 213
300 episode 312
500 episode 510,
700 episodes 702, 709, 710
900 episodes 902, 905, 912
1000 episodes 1009
1200 episodes 1201, 1207, 1208
1300 episode 1303