Quilt School is Fun


My Red Flower, Painted in class with Juanita Yeager, O.V. Brantley, 2011

Saturday, I gathered with 20 other women to learn how to paint on fabric with watercolor paints. The class was taught by Master Quilter Juanita Yeager and was part of the festivities of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

I always enjoyed school, and I enjoy quilt school even more. Whether I intend to continue to use the technique taught in the class, the creative energy of a group of like-minded quilters is inspirational. I doubt I will ever excel at watercolor painting, but I had fun trying.

In fact, India who happened by while delivering ice for the cookies and punch reception, was horrified when she saw my poppy.  Always her Mom’s worst critic, India said my poppy was easily the least attractive in the room — so much so that she felt compelled to take it over and try to help her mother out.

All in all, I think my poppy turned out pretty good for a first try. You know a teacher is amazing when she can bring even the slowest student along! LOL.

If you ever have the chance take a class from Juanita Yeager, jump on it. You will not be disappointed.  Meanwhile, check out her web site. Her quilts are  true eye candy!


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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1 Response to Quilt School is Fun

  1. Rosalind Rubens Newell says:


    I must agree that Quilt School is the most fun school there is! Juanita Yeager’s class was so much fun on Saturday. Although my flowers were not perfect, I found painting on fabric fun and relaxing. I have ordered some silk and water color paints because I think I I want to make a few more of these. By the way, your flower is just lovely.



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