Both Elizabeth and I took classes in April from Nancy. I took her class on Thread Painting, and Elizabeth took one called Thread Sketching. She is a very good teacher and shares all her techniques to achieve the detailed look of her thread painted quilts. Of course, my piece has not been finished beyond the thread sketching, but here's what it looked like in progress and with stitching completed.
The picture below shows Nancy demonstrating how to hoop the fabric for stitching.
The photo below is from the Thread Sketching class that Elizabeth took on the second day.
As I looked through the winners of IQF, I noticed there were a few others that have also taught at our Celebration retreat in the past. Becky Goldsmith is an award winning applique artist, teacher, and author who taught for us in 2012. Karen Eckmeier is another teacher/author who taught at 2 previous Celebrations, 2012 and 2010. We have been fortunate to have an array of award winning quilters visit us here in Virginia to share their expertise and love of quilting. Who might we see at Celebration 2016?? Please enjoy viewing the many lovely prize winning quilts of IQF 2014.