Quilting with Liberty and Jacquie Gering

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  She has also recently co-authored a book, Quilting Modern.  I got to see her trunk show and see up close all of the beautiful quilts she makes, but the most interesting part was the story behind each quilt — which makes the quilts all the more beautiful.  I was so engrossed in her stories, I forgot to take pictures — but you can see (most) of them on her blog or in her book.  She is so nice and sweet, you immediately feel like she’s a friend.

She signed my copy of her book and I got a chance to chat with her about the negative space in quilts — I had a few questions for her!

Quilting with Liberty and Jacquie Gering

The next day she taught a seminar on how to machine piece hexagons together.  (She also has this as a tutorial on her blog.)  She’s teaching this also at QuiltCon and we were happy to be her test subjects.  Jacquie is a great teacher.  Plus I splurged and decided to use fabric from Liberty of London’s new line for this project.  Aren’t they pretty?

Quilting with Liberty and Jacquie Gering

The day flew by very quickly, but I did manage to get all of my 200+ hexagons cut out and about half of my project layed out on the design wall and start sewing them.  It was a great day!

Quilting with Liberty and Jacquie Gering

I’ve never used a design wall before.  I’ve just always layed it out on the floor and tried to keep the kids away until I was done, but I’m converted!  I loved the design wall and now I need one for my house.

Quilting with Liberty and Jacquie Gering

Only a little bit is actually sewn together yet, but it does look nice. . . . you’ll just have to wait and see!

 

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