Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2014 Workshop Show and Tell

What a great conference this was!  A wonderful setting, great students, and a team of volunteers that put everything together for all to enjoy.

On the last day everyone enjoyed a “show and tell” of accomplishments from the workshops.  Below are two pictures from my Combination Units workshop.  Four participants share the blocks they worked on during this workshop in which seven different quilts can be made!

Combination Units A

Combination Units B

Many more brave quilters joined me up on stage to show their blocks from the Picket Fence unit workshop. Can you tell I’m really excited!

Picket Fence Units A

In this class they had five different quilts to choose from and then I handed out sheets on several more variations they could make on the Dawn to Dusk or Chesapeake quilt. A few of the participants decided to make one of the variations. What fun, to think you are going to make one quilt and then be struck by inspiration and design options and then to be able to “just go for it” because the 5″ squares are so versatile!

Picket Fence Units B

There were so many quilters sharing their blocks from this class that not everyone even made it up on the stage before the pictures were taken. A teacher’s dream!

Picket Fence Units C

Besides the Dawn to Dusk and Chesapeake variations I also display on the design wall and give a handout on 40 variations on the Millennium Star Block. Is there a limit to what we can do with a 5″ square? I don’t think so!


Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.


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