Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend with Freddy


 Yup, that's Freddy Moran!
She came to the Seattle area and taught a weekend workshop at Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop.


Here she is showing one of her new works inspired by quilts in the book below.


Published by Quiltmania.




She also brought these beautiful collages, inspired by Edrica Huws.  










Stephanie took Freddy's collage class in Sisters, OR, last year.  Here she is with her fabulous creation.




Freddy showed us how she makes her collages, starting with a pieced black and white background.




Starting with a pile of scraps, she cuts and glues on pieces with a washable glue stick.



She made this piece in less than an hour.  
Once she gets everything glued on, she sends it to her long arm quilter for stitching.




I brought my lone star to work on.  



Freddy made some beautiful suggestions for setting fabrics.  






In the end, I decided on this.  Freddy's advice really helped my selection.  
She said, "It's already wild.  Keep it going!  Don't think you need to calm it down."
She also said I should use a different scale print.





Stephanie coordinated the event, and did a lovely job of it.  
She even made these gifts for us, 
all with her collection of out-of-print Freddy fabric!



Thank you, Stephanie!!!


42 comments:

audrey said...

Wow! So much inspiration! Your setting triangles look great.:)

Little Island Quilting said...

Great post and your lone star is fab after the Freddie treatment!

Rachaeldaisy said...

All that colour is food for the soul!! You obviously had a marvelous workshop with Freddy. Her quilts are so vibrant and inspiring. I LOVE your lone star!! I received a copy of the Godhari book in the mail today, it's the sort of book that just makes you want to sew!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the post. Freddy sure is a great teacher. I'm so jealous lol.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Wow, what awesome pieces! Freddie is amazing. Thanks for the wonderful show.

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Oh my gosh, I love your post. I followed Freddy years ago, I saw a TV program on her. Love, Love, Love her work.......looks like your class was soooooo much fun.
Thanks for all the inspiration....

Marty Mason said...

So glad you shared your pictures. Freddy....one of my all time favorites. She continues to inspire me with her flamboyant color mixes. What an eye she has.

Barb said...

How awesome to spend time with Freddy - isn't she amazing? I just love her freeing attitude
Your star looks amazing! I just bought that polka dot fabric - love it and the B&W is a great transition.
Looks like a super fun time!

Margaret said...

So much "wonderfulness" in your recent posts that I'm ready to move to Seattle even though I've never even visited! Your lone star is fantastic!

Chris said...

wow a class with Freddy would be a dream come true! Love what happened to your already cool lone star,like the different b/w prints. What about the final quilt, orange background with the viney flowers? SO hot!!

Diane said...

Lucky girl!! I am more than a little bit jealous that you got to spend a day with Freddie, but what a beautiful result! Thanks so much for sharing these photos, they are really wonderful.

Brenda said...

Wow! I'm still getting my head around taking a class with Freddy and then you hit me with that fabulous star quilt! double wow!

Anita said...

Thank you so much for sharing a slice of your wonderful class! She is another instructor on my wish list of classes! Your lone star is looking wonderful!

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! Your star is fabulous! Lucky girl to work with Freddy!

Pam said...

Your lone star is fabulous! I always enjoy Freddy's work. Good for the soul on a gray day. :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Freddy and Gwen are both on my bucket list . . . someday!

sallgood said...

Fantastic! (Can I crash your party next time??) :D

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheeee!!!!

Shirley said...

What a fabulous and colourful post and I am quite envious of your chance to be in such a wonderful class. Love your colour choice for your star. I love Freddy's work.

smazoochie said...

How much fun! The woman just vibrates with color! Just glued, then quilted!?! I've been hearing of the glue stick as an appliqué tool. Hmmm.
Love your glowing Lone Star!

O'Quilts said...

Wow...so jealous here in North Carolina..You did great work. I am glad you had fun.

imquilternity said...

I love Freddy! She is such an inspiration and, of course, I love her fabric choices! :)

Your Lone Star is absolutely wonderful! That setting fabric was perfect!!

Mina said...

Wow! Freddy's quilts are fabulous and I love your Lone Star!

apiecefullife said...

Oh great post!
but
can yyou tell me anything about the vest/waistcoat Freddie is wearing?

Jean(ie) said...

Just found your blog. I would have SO loved to have taken that class from Freddy! You lucky lady! A friend and I went to the Tea at Island quilter and had fun seeing her quilts up close and personal! A-MAZING!

I can't wait to see how this visit inspires you!

Marit said...

Lovely to take part in your colorful and fun weekend with Freddy! Like the rest of the commentators, I would love to be there, too
; )

Interesting focus on value. And I like the advice and choice of a background fabric for your lone star. A great way to spend a weekend!

Alexis said...

Lovely! Lucky you, and your lone star is truly fabulous!

Karen said...

You are a lucky girl, so much inspiration! Your lonestar is going to be awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

what a treat for you! I love my Collaborative Quilting book and would love to take a class from Freddy....your quilt is going to be awesome!

Cutella said...

Very beautiful designs...

fiberchick said...

Ms Nifty your Lone Star is to die for! Thank you for the workshop recap. Freddy Moran is a star... Thank you for the new obsession too- Edrica Huws- WOW!!!

JaneB said...

So much quilt fun!!! love the Freddy inspired setting for your amazing lone star.

Mary Keasler said...

Such an inspirational post. All of that color and fun in one room must have been a dream come true. I love Freddie's take on Edrica Huws. And of course your nifty red lone star is just absolutely yummy! WOW

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OK….now you've gone and done it!!! I'M TOTALLY JEALOUS ya know!!! You live in such a fabulous place where fabulous people are…….sniff…..sniff……no one wants to come down here to dusty ole TEXAS!!

Such eye candy….it's amazing!!!

Anna S said...

Is that a liberated Chanel jacket that Freddy is wearing? :)

Quilteuse Forever said...

All these flamboyant colors are a feast!
Your area seems to be one of the most interesting places in the world for modern quilters and you bring us sunshine!
Great Star, it is as if noone had ever made this pattern : looks so new !

Victoria said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Mcm said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, it was fun watching your progress on your lone star on the design wall and now seeing a photo with the final selections. Another stunning creation by you.

pandchintz said...

What a fabulous class!! Your lone star looks great - what fun playing with those fabrics!

cinzia said...

That's great advice from Freddy! Your lone star is beaituful. So full of energy!

Salsy said...

HI from New Zealand. Just found your great blog. Inspiring!

Salsy said...

HI from New Zealand. Just found your great blog. Inspiring!