Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quilting with and for Jacquie Gering

The karma home run!
I was fortunate enough to take an improv piecing class (put together by the wonderful women of the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild) with the dynamic Jacquie Gering while she was in Colorado this November.  We worked on the improv quilting techniques she has written about in her book Quilting Modern (with Katie Pedersen). The inspiration was her "Urban Garden Quilt", (page 53). The actual Urban Garden quilt was present for inspiration. (You could touch it!). The class was all I thought it might be. FUN. INSPIRATIONAL. CONVIVIAL. MOTIVATING.

Jacquie and her quilt board demonstrating improv piecing

Background fabric added and Voila!

Jacquie with one of her demonstration quilt tops, keep this one in mind…….. ( saves space in her luggage by bringing just the tops)

Her other other sample quilt top on the left.

Oh, yes, I did ask for a picture.  (My class quilt hanging in the back ground- lots of work still to be done)
So, ……. remember this quilt top

well…… Jacquie asked, whether anyone would like to quilt it for her- she actually offered up both of her demo quilt tops to our guild to quilt. Really, she did! I raised my hand, (thinking maybe she was just kidding, and secretly hoping she was not) and right now, I have that quilt at my house and I'm going to finish it (piece the back, add the batting, quilt and bind it). Jacquie actually handed it to me, asked me again if I wanted to quilt it. (Yes, I do, I really, really do.) Melissa Ritchie, our guild president got the other quilt top. I get to choose the backing fabric and the thread as well. Needless to say, I'm a bit intimidated thrilled to be doing this.  Still pinching myself. Gotta stop and get some ideas going. Solid back? Fun print? Do I dare insert a small pieced improv block from the skills leaned at her class??? She said we could do what we wanted as long as it was our best. Pressure much????

Stay tuned for the big reveal. My finished quilt in the next post and then Jacquie's Quilt to follow.


  1. How wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I took a class from her at QuiltCon. She is so lovely and such a great teacher.

  2. How fun! And what a great opportunity to finish one of Jacquie's quilts!! I took a class from her and it was all you described - just so satisfying!

  3. So exciting to have the opportunity to not only take the class but quilt her quilt - wow, can't wait to see. Love what you've got going on in yours too

  4. Wow, you got to quilt a quilt that belongs to a celebrity. I am so jealous. Congratulations and I can't wait to see your finished work.

  5. I found you on Flickr. I would soooo love to take a class with Jacquie Gering. Quilting Modern is my favourite book.


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