Mineola Mavens

Whew! I got back from the cruise just in time to head over to Mineola, TX, League of the Arts. Those women are crazy!

Before class started

I went over to teach them Interwoven Diamonds from the UnderCover Strip book. That’s practically the most difficult quilt in the book but we had a lot of fun piecing those blocks together.

This quilt used Green Tea Bali Pops

And now for the Maverick of the Mineola Mavens… Nancy was not content to make a Normal sized block…. Oh, NOOOOOOOoooooo!!! She hand pieced (!) a Miniature.
It’s gorgeous.

I was honored that they asked me back for a future session. Now we have to come up with another project they will like.

I wasn’t allowed to take the art work I saw home, but you should see the League of the Arts building where they all play. It is so wonderful to have a facility like this. My mom came along and was able to look at all of the different types of art that people create there.

Mom is a painter and works in watercolor, acrylic and oil: very versatile in the mediums she plays in and so artistic. Seeing the different works displayed, plus prowling the halls looking at the sculpture work and weaving was inspiring.

For those that took the class, I put together two short videos to remind you of the techniques you learned in class. Some of the students only wanted to make a couple of blocks to learn the technique. There were a few that had enough material to make a larger top, though, so I hope this helps you remember what you learned.

Here is the first video…

Lynn was very helpful, being a teacher of quilting; Thank you Lynn. And Betty was the initiator on this and was the one that picked the project for the class. Way to go, Betty! I am looking forward to seeing what we come up with for the next class.

Here is the second video.

I can’t wait to see what we come up with next.



  1. fafia said,

    March 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

    magnifique ! que j’aimerais prendre des cours avec vous mais je suis si loin et ces vidéos sont bien pratiques et me permettent de faire des petits progrès !!

    merci de ce partage

  2. trishstuart said,

    March 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed the videos. Have you had a chance to see all of them, yet? Are you a beginner? Sorry I cannot remember enough french to reply in your language. Thanks for writing, though. If you have any requests, let me know. If I can understand what you are asking for I will try to put a video together to address it. Did you understand the part about using a glue stick in the seam allowance before you sew?

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