Melissa Williams gave a wonderful talk about her journey with quilts, and then taught a mini-workshop on making flowers in the styles she developed for her fabulous Flower Quilt.

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Here she is,  pulling out some fabulous ribbon that we shirred to make into flower centers.

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Here’s the quilt we were working from — as we bring back our completed mini-quilts, I’ll post pictures.

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I just love this sunflower Melissa did– the center is heavily beaded, and there are tiny crocheted green sepals peeking out from under the yellow petals.  It’s as much sculpture as quilt!