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Accidental Landscapes Student Gallery

     

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"I am so loving your Accidental Landscape technique!. I thought I'd share my latest. It's called Sanibel Lighthouse."

Joan Grasamkee, FL

 

 
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Beach Sojourn by Karen Scharf, Tulsa, OK

Josie Muschel, a 14 year old HS freshman, chose to replicate a photograph of the Bavarian Alps of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the needlework category of Houstonfest, her regional contest for students studying German. She asked her grandmother Martha for advice. Martha sent Karen's book "Accidental Landscapes" to her and she based her pictorial quilt on Karen's layered topstitching technique. Josie's quilt won 1st place in both, the 2015 Houstonfest and the 2015 Texas State German Contest.

 

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Mountain View workshop with the Berkshire Quilters in  Great Barrington, MA

 

Dennie Jo Jones, Branford, FL with her blue ribbon winning Autumn Hills

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The Hill Country Quilt Guild Mountain Views workshop in Kerrville, TX

 

Karen Goddard's beach scene
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Mary Ann McCammon (back row, second from left) teaching Accidental Landscapes in Yelapa, Mexico, a village south of Puerto Vallarta only accessible by boat.

 

Nancy Reck's "Sunrise Lake",  Mill Valley, CA inspired by my "Lakes" pattern
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Sarasota, FL Emily Gross, Holmes Beach, FL -  Scene complete with stakes to mark a  sea turtle's nest!
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Illini Country Stitchers, Champaign, IL  Seascapes made in the Accidental Landscapes Workshop 

  Ethelann Wood and her framed beaches 

 

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Northern Star Quilt Guild, Somers, NY Mountain View workshop

 

 

 

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Peggy Burdge of Elizabethtown, PA made these landscapes from my magazine articles and then made a whimsical holiday landscape of her own

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Kathy Cruthirds, from Nampa, Idaho,  enjoyed making several beautiful Accidental Landscapes on her own using my book as inspiration. 

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"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class on Saturday. I have never had a more sincere, friendly, helping, instructor in my life. Thank you so much for just being you and sharing your energy."

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"Although we all used the same technique each one turned out unique and beautiful. The other positive thing that came out of this workshop is that a few quilters learned to step out of the box and not worry about seams matching, there were none, to go with the feel and flow of fabric and just enjoy the process.

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"They (the guild) absolutely loved you ... your work ... your patient instruction and kind demeanor. "  

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"I took my almost finished piece to church yesterday morning to share and  everyone was amazed (as was I!) that it only took one day to get that far. It is a wonderful technique that you have dreamed up and I feel so fortunate to have a chance to learn from you." 

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"Karen went around constantly observing, offering advice, but never criticizing or trying to rearrange what the student laid out for her quilt."

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" I really like your pieces - they capture the essence of landscape in a simple effective way ... thanks for the inspiration"  

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"I was so excited about the technique that I ran out and bought a large stash of fabric suitable for even more projects!"

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