|Daniele Samec's work, detail.|
Hand dyed fabric and free-motion quilting with her long arm machine
|A present from Lilo, taken from her collection of antique,|
hand-made lace and doilies.
|Pins from their guild and the Austrian Association,|
which I promptly pinned to my sewing bag.
They took me back to Lilo's apartment for coffee and a little 'show and share'...
|Lilo and Dani's favorite block is |
the log cabin and all its variations.
|Lilo's piece was selected|
for an exhibit in Houston in the mid-2000's
|Work by Lilo Wesely and Daniele Samec.|
Their version of a Dear Jane.
It is made using a combination of
and other very interesting fabrics.
...and a glimpse of her stash!
|I felt at home in this room! She was very brave to show me.|
Yes, well, we all have a stash don't we!
Later in the afternoon, I met many of the quilters from their guild.
Everyone helped and made suggestions and in the end one of the ladies took the blocks home to sew them together.
|A work in progress. Blocks pinned on their|
vertical design wall.
It will most likely get quilted by Dani who has a long-arm machine. She told me she is a beginner but I can tell you she does amazing work, all free hand and all without marking the quilt. She uses the seams as an indicator when drawing with thread.
|The back of the group's raffle quilt quilted by Dani.|
I love the way she used dark thread!
It makes the back of the quilt very interesting.
It really was a lovely day! Thank you to all the Patchwork Gruppe Wien members for welcoming me so warmly. Vielen Dank!!