One of the early quilt conferences I attended was in
. Prior to that I think I had attended two other conferences, one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chicago which was my first one and one in . In the first two conferences, I attended many lectures and classes given by different national teachers. In the one in Minneapolis Minneapolis, I had started a jacket which was finished by the time I attended the one in . I wore this jacket in Milwaukee and was asked if I was the teacher of the class I was attending. I found it quite funny, but I did and do love that jacket, although I no longer wear it. Milwaukee
The jacket had some log cabin based blocks in it and after taking classes from different teachers on different subjects in the first two conferences, I had decided to concentrate on a single area in
. I decided to take only classes and attend only lectures from Flavin Glover, who teaches various log cabin quilt classes. Milwaukee
A bonus of deciding this was that I became a familiar face to Flavin and had the pleasure of sitting with her during dinner one night and getting to know her a bit more than just in “teacher mode”. She was as lovely on a personal level as she was and is in the classroom.
One of the stories she told in class was about a jacket she had made for the governor or
’s wife for the Inauguration of her husband into office. I don’t recall if it was for the actual Inauguration or if it was for the ball, but the picture of the jacket was lovely. It was just black fabrics and very textural. I decided right then and there that I wanted to do something that was all one color, but many different textures of plain fabrics. Alabama
This purse is the result. I still really like this purse although I don’t carry it any more. Hmmm, maybe it’s time to make another one, maybe larger this time. This little clutch purse doesn’t carry as much as I need to carry and it doesn’t have a handle to put over my shoulder. Yep, it’s time to do another tone on tone purse.