Friday, March 30, 2007

A class with Lura Schwarz Smith

Our quilt guild hosted Lura Schwarz Smith today and everyone had a great time...Lura is well known as an TOP award national award winning quilter who makes intricate quilts with faces drawn with tsunieko inks....We had people from as faraway as Raleigh, Atlanta and Charleston driving to take her class...she did a great job and everyone drew some great looking faces with the inks she specializes in. She always found something positive to say about everyones work.

This is what I drew in class today . Fabric drawn with tsunieko inks which can be bought at www.jukeboxquilts.comThis is the original photograph...she is a cutie...Kim's niece...guess i will have to give this to Kylies mom or to Kim to give to Kylies mom! I think it would look good framed under the Christmas tree for her mom...right now I cant think of another thing to do with it...

Practicing shading with the tsunieko inks...
Lura teaching...she was a great teacher...working hard all day long using every teachable moment she could find...

Ann Stalnaker and Ille Waters working hard on inking thier grandchildren.
Marlene Seabrook-O'Bryant drove from Charleston to take the class...Marlene is a very interesting person...the first woman hired by the Citadel...and she is also a hoot...I run into her all over the place at all the best quilt spots like International Quilt Festival...a few hundred thousand quilters but I found Marlene!! or did Marlene find me? We do that alot at quilt shows!
Marsha Boasso having too much fun...knowing Marsha she was picking on Connie....and MARSHA WHY didnt you take all your l eftovers home with you...I didnt need them:>
Connie...I hear her now...I can do this I will learn how to draw...
Diana...another of our travelers...from Raleigh NC drove down 5 hours to take Lura's class...

3 comments:

Lin said...

WHAT A GREAT JOB, MAGGIE!!! GIRL, YOU ARE GETTING REALLY REALLY GOOD!!!!!!! BRAVA, DEAR HEART!

Africantapestry said...

I love your drawing, Maggie and yes, she sure is a cutie,you've captured that so well! What a fun time it seems you've had.
Ronell

Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook said...

Maggie,
Excellent description of Lura's outstanding class. Had no idea that you'd photographed me. One clarification- I was the first African-American, one of TWO women on The Citadel's faculty.
www.MarleneOBryantSeabrook.com/citadel.html