Melanie Testa and Pretty Purses
Thus begins a host of posts about my International Quilt Festival Chicago adventures...mostly in terms of big thank you's to all of the artists I met, traded with and shared smiles with. More to come, but I'll start with the results of my class with Melanie Testa. Here are some of the delicious layered fabrics I made under her direction. They are directly from her book Inspired to Quilt, which I had her sign. The fabrics are fused and ready for quilting with a layer of batting underneath. The top layer is stenciled silk organza that we made in class. The pretty purse speaks for itself. This class was a pure joy and Melanie's knowledge comes shining through. I would not hesitate to take another class (check your August schedule, hint hint) from this amazing woman.