The HV "Master the Art : Quilting" Meet

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The weekend was a fabulous one! Why wouldn't it be?

It had everything... Travel... Fabric... Quilting... Friends... Family!




I had gone to Mumbai to participate in the HV Master the Art : Quilting Meet...

And it was awesome!

Here's the journey through photos!

Here's the first day...


On the extreme left is Aditya Gupta from Husqvarna Viking, India. He was the person responsible for the impeccable arrangement! Great job! Then is Daniel Won from SVP (for those who dont know it stand for - Singer Viking Pfaff - a single company that owns 3 brands...) Then is Gabriele Moosa - the wonderful lady who actually conducted most of the workshop... Her work is just fabulous... Then is me! And next to me is Devayanee Kachare - her work is like paintings - only with fabric and yarn! Absolutely stunning and inspiring!  Of course, I dont deserve to sit besides people like Gabriele and Devayanee... Their expertise is wayyyyyyyyyyy above mine... I was there only because I am the President of IMQG (and that too because nobody else is ready to take up the responsibility). It was an honor to share the stage with these great names! I will never forget it...

A few thoughtful moments!!! (dont remember what I was thinking though!)


Gabriele showed off her fabulous work... She taught us Cathedral Windows, Crazy Patchwork, FMQ and Mini Paper piecing! It was awesome... The best part : I really loved the way she was encouraging everyone... She is an expert herself, but she was very generous with encouragement and flattery for even the works of the beginners... :)...

Everyone listened in rapt attention...

It felt like going back to school! But a lot more fun!
 
Gaby demonstrating Crazy Patchwork...
 

I worked with my Echino Scraps...


Also spent a lot of time just having a look at everybody's work... That was Neelima with her awesome silks!

It was a busy day... Can you imagine 31 women in one room and yet silence! That was how much busy we were...

Aditya was always seen with a timetable in his hand... Stopping us from being carried away... Super organization skills, this man has! Got to learn a lot from him!


Then was time for Cathedral Windows! Gaby gave a wonderful demonstration and then everyone worked on their pieces...


Here's me working on mine!


Sonalee showed off her Hexies...


Here's Sabina with her own dyed fabric WIP...


Sangeeta with her creation... "Granny's Gifts" is the name of her studio!


Kalindi Hambir with her awesome quilt...


Kausalya with her hand pieced, hand quilted sampler!


Riddhi (the happiest woman in the meet - you'll know why later) with her WIP...


Shanaz with her stunning piece!


Elizabeth with hers...


There's me... I showed off many of my quilts... But here's a a photo of something I haven't shown you... A drawstring bag that I made to carry all my quilting supplies!


Thats Devayanee! See I told you - painting with fabric!


Sulekha - Devayanee's student...


and Swapna... another of her student! Super work! I'm planning to do a workshop with her...


Aditya showed off some super cool work made on a HV machine!


That was the end of Day # 1!

The next day began with me giving a demonstration of the improv style...


I taught them how to do organic curve piecing along with liberated quilting!


Later, Devayanee demonstrated her work... Look at those organized thread spools!

Post lunch Gaby gave us an awesome demo to make those tiny paper pieced blocks!


Some found it intimidating! But it was super awesome!

And then we had a contest!


We gave the girls 3 hours to make a mini quilt... They had to put together a mini quilt not more than 18" x 18" which reflects what they learnt during the 2 day workshop...

I was not allowed to participate... :(
As I was one of the judges...

And what did the winners get?

The third prize was an E10... It was won by Alana Sawant!

Can you believe this was the first time she was actually using a machine other than for mending clothes? Super job girl!
 
Sonalee's Cathedral windows won her the second prize : An E20
 
 
You can see a very happy Sonalee with her beautiful quilt!

The winner was Riddhi Kapoor (told ya she was the happiest girl at the meet!) who put together a fabulous mini quilt which featured all 5 techniques that we demonstrated!


Thats Riddhi with her 100C! The machine is yet not launched in India!

We were a one happy group of ladies' and gentlemen!


Will show you my mini quilt in another post... 

Btu we all had an awesome time!

Thank you, Aditya, Gabriele, Daniel& Devayanee for making this possible... and thank you everyone else for the wonderful memories!!!


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