I am making samples for classes being taught at International Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS) in May, 2011. One of the classes I am teaching is combining beading and quilting. Here is a small purse sample for the class- one of several I have made:
I still need to sew on the clasp and the focal point for the end of the “V.” Then the purse will be complete. I have ordered in several potential large pendants that might complement this small beaded and quilted bag.
Here is a close up of the beading:
My next project is a quilted and beaded necklace to wear to the class. In the spirit of recycle/reuse, I will even use scraps from my studio to make this.
If you are interested in taking this class at MQS, please note that I am teaching 2 sections of the class, so you have a choice for when to take it. Last year’s class was a huge success and the students did a wonderful job on their beading! It is a beginning class on freeform peyote, so no experience needed.