Irene Blanck is Australian and teached us needleturn appliqué. her method is mainly focused on speeding up the preparation time. She uses the pattern and a light box to trace the pieces and place them onto the background. Then she glues all the pieces in place before starting sewing teh traditional way.
I was very happy to be in a class with Irene because I love her quilts and irene herself is as beautiful person, very nice and friendly. She loves games and she organized a mini lottery among the participants and I was the lucky winner :-)
We worked on one block of this quilt.
And here are photos of her quilts in her house :
Her smile sums it up. Thank you Irene. It was great to meet you.
All the quilts are in her book Focus on Appliqué.
Until next post,
Hello David, I gave met Irene a number of times and did her Floral Beauty class many years ago. She is a very lovely kind lady. It is so nice to see her success. Thank you for sharing all these great photos. AnnReplyDelete
That should be I 'have' met. Can you correct? AnnReplyDelete
How marvelous to be able to take a class from her ! I have ordered the book and can't wait for it to arrive. The class project is beautifulReplyDelete
You are lucky to have this class, David! I am making (slowly) one of Irene's quilts - the one with the bird in the circle. It was a challenge for me as I started it without having a lot of experience in appliqué. Now I feel more confident and ready to return to work on this quilt again. Thank you for the beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Cela devait être une formidable rencontre. Je pense acheter son livre à SMM en septembre en même temps que celui de Cécile Franconie. Trop hâte de les feuilleter. Bises bien pluvieuxReplyDelete
Un mélange de traditionnel, de fraicheur et de gaieté, j'aime beaucoup :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your pictures, David ! All these lovely quilts are a feast for the eyes. Irene's house was indeed a must-see. I was not very familiar with her designs but I must say I have really enjoyed seeing these masterpieces through your lens :-)ReplyDelete
Irene Blanck fut une révélation en voyant les divers reportages sur Nantes... Et là, en voyant tes photos de cette artiste je suis vraiment sous le charme et j'ai hâte de découvrir son livre.....ReplyDelete
Tu as du te régaler à son cours cela a du être très intéressant.
Merci de ce petit reportage, méthode d appliqué à voir sur sa revueReplyDelete
WOW, how lucky you've been!ReplyDelete
Irene seems like a great teacher and very nice person. I hope you can finish her class piece in time for summer, it'd look so good up on the wall!
El needleturn apliqué, es mi método preferido. Felicidades por el premio. Un saludoReplyDelete
I meet you briefly on Irene's Booth after your workshop with her. I agree her work is lovely. Thier is a fresh feel to it and lucky you being the winner of the lottery.ReplyDelete
Beautiful work! You were so lucky to follow a class with her.ReplyDelete
It was great to finally meet you David as I've read your blog for a long time now - and happy that you were the winner of the other blocks. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. The show was fantastic - there were some great artists there and i was priviledged to be invited by Quiltmania to do a book with them. Perhaps we can catch up again next year.ReplyDelete