Cinderella quilts and snow

but just a dusting on the ground at the Denver airport.  Landed for a 3 hr layover, happily ensconsed in the United Club.

The week in lovely Jackson Hole flew and the two days  in class were gone in a blink.  Nineteen quilters came in with the tired, the sad, and the ugly — blocks they thought needed triage.  I even brought some of mine to donate to the cause.

Can you tell what a fun time they were having?

Although I asked them to take “before” shots, most of them forgot.  But here two of George’s initial redos.

From traditional to art!

While I don’t have the originals, here are some of the redos I was able to capture.

Tatyana camewith a beyond-busy kids’ quilt with only prints.  This went through several iterations and ended with this happy result.  

Lori came with these UFO triangles..

And here are a few more improv quilts in process from leftover and orphan blocks. 

Jenny mastered cutting without a ruler and  she got a great start!

Linda had a pile of partly pieced trad blocks  her mom had left.  I recognized some of the fabrics in the bottom right block as ones from the 1970s or early 80s that were in my own stash.  What were we thinking??

And good grief, the rainbow on bottom left is mine from the early 1970s.  Godawful , I made a whole quilt top like that. There is hope for anyone.

Great fun and I hope to see the finished pieces one of these days.


 all text & images ©rayna gillman 2019