Untitled by Lauren Teubner and Susan Treloar

Quilter in Distress: Lauren Teubner
Rescuer: Susan Treloar

Untitled • 17" x 14"

Lauren: "I took a 5 day class from Janet Fogg up in Sisters, Oregon. I made a large quilt in the class. Also, I have been taking a class from Jean Wells. We meet one Saturday a month. It's a design class also up in Sisters, Oregon. Good thing I only live 2 hours west of Sisters. I took a little from Janet's class and some from Jean's class. Put them together and had hoped to quilt it. Maybe even add some beads and more."

Susan: "There is so much going on in this design. It's filled with starts and stops causing confusion. Each element appears to be fighting for attention and disconnected from the others. I can't see where the owner of this UFO wanted to go in their design. I was not sure where I wanted to go with the piece when I first started working on it. The first step was to take apart each layer until I could find a starting point. I was fortunate that the fusible behind the tree and leaves had lost most of its adhesive. I wondered about the use of denim in the piecing and put its future use in the back of my mind. Once the piece was down to its individual elements. I could see I liked each of them separately. The original concept and the elements had great potential. With rearranging, piecing an additional log cabin block and seeing the striped pieces together, I could see a vision for how to use the denim."




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