Friday, April 23, 2010

Teajuana Mahone

Bet this quilt gets your attention, doesn't it? It is one of the jaw dropping beauties shared by Teajuana Mahone this week.  I met Tea in blogland in the last couple of years but too late to book her for a workshop and trunk show last year when I was program chair.  So I suggested her to our current chair and she traveled from St. Louis this week to do a workshop for our Pittsburg guild (Little Balkan's Quilt Guild) on Monday and a trunk show that night.  Then she gave trunk shows to the two Joplin guilds (Town and Country and Four Corners) on Tuesday. Since Tom and I also belong to the Town and Country guild we got to see her quilts twice and listen to her inspiring lecture on scrap quilting. She offers so many creative and logical solutions to managing your scraps and making them work for you instead of overwhelming you.

If you love scrap quilts, or even if you don't, you will be blown away by the creativity and beauty of Tea's quilts. Her workshop on the Exploding Star was fun and she has made what looks like a difficult piecing challenge quite simple and achievable. The picture below shows Tea with the blocks made by participants.  Mine is the little bitty one in the upper left corner.  Her pattern offers several sizes and I went with using 1" finished squares so my quilt will finish about 36" square.  I'd love to get busy and finish mine, but it's going to have to go on the back burner for several reasons, only one of which I'll discuss later.

 Tom and I were thrilled to have Tea and her friend, Sarah, come to our home after the workshop Monday and get to know them better. And Tea brought me this great siggie to add to my collection.

Be sure to check out Tea's blog and her website.  You'll be blown away by this amazingly prolific quilter. If you are in charge of booking programs for your guild, you should consider Teajuana.  You'll be glad you did!

Enjoy this slideshow of Tea's quilts


Teaquilts said...

Mary, thanks for the wonderful write-up. I had so much fun with you, Tom and the other quilters. I'll have to come back some time.

Cheryl Willis said...

I hate that I was out of town and missed this. A friend is making me go to a local show tomorrow so I will get a little MO eye candy this month.- cw

Crispy said...

OMGosh that quilt is amazing!! This lady has WAY too much time on her hands LOL.


Barb said...

Yes, that was a jaw dropper....loved your post today. I always love your post.