This weekend we have the pleasure of hosting Marg Sampson at Precious Time. She is teaching her new quilt “Birds Eye View” which is based on the Francis Hawkins Coverlet, which was made in the United Kingdom around 1818. The original quilt embraced two popular techniques of the time – mosaic patchwork and chintz broderie perse, she made no attempt to fussy cut or sort her hexagons by colour or value. Large shapes like the hexagon basket are built from assorted hexagons with stylized flowers and spiked hexagons projecting from the orbs placed at the top and bottom of the quilt. All of these components make for a very interesting quilt with the opportunity to explore a range of design elements and have Marg’s influence with her unique style of fabric selection. The image below was taken while Marg was teaching earlier in the year - there has been progress since so we are very excited to be spending time with her this weekend.
The original quilt is housed at the International Quilt Study Centre and Museum. The museum is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus. With more than 3,500 quilts dated from the early 1700's it houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world representing more than 25 countries.
There are still places available in Marg’s class so if you would like to join a lovely group of like minded ladies and open your sewing soul to Marg’s unique and quirky style then please give the shop a call and book a space.
I love Spring - I hope you enjoy all it has to offer............until next time....lisa