#23 FAYE LABANARIS - “Celia's Garden Gate"  block, from 'A Tribute to Celia Thaxter' quilt -  TWO DAY Class - Feb 9-10 Fri-Sat


“CELIA’S GARDEN GATE” Class Description: Celia loving tended and nurtured her garden of flowers in front of her cottage. Each day she picked armfuls of the choicest blooms to fill her parlor with their loveliness for her guests to enjoy. As an invited guest, you came to visit her parlor by first coming in through her garden gate. You got to experience the myriad of flowers, their colors and scents first hand. This memorable entrance has been immortalized in a black and white photo by her son Karl and now recreated by me in fabric, ribbons, and embroidery. I was honored have it chosen as the cover quilt on Elly Sienkiewicz’s First Baltimore Revival Catalog. Enjoy hearing about Celia as we garden with ribbon and stitch this Garden Gate Block.


Required $25. Kit (payable directly to Teacher in class):  All background and appliqué fabrics, Hanah Silk ribbon, wire edge ribbon, silk ribbon for embroidery, embroidery flosses, beads and embellishments, metallic gold thread, needles, crinoline, stamens, silk threads.

Supply List:  Paper, fabric and embroidery scissors, 12" ruler, thimble, pins, quilting thread and appliqué threads in a neutral color, small trash bag. Marking pencil, chalk liner or Pigma™ pen

Optional Book: Blossoms by the Sea by Faye Labanaris, and An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter. These books can be purchased used and cheaply on Amazon

Skill level: Confident Beginner – Advanced           Category: Project/Technique             Class Type: Hand

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