Monday, June 4, 2012

Exuberant Color class

On Saturday I attended a class with instructor Wanda Hansen of Exuberant Color.  She was in Charlotte where her daughter was hosting a show for her at the Ciel Gallery.  Her work was wonderful to see in person and the whole gallery was filled with it!

Closeup of some machine stitching on this flower--
And I love the stitching and beading on this one--
Wanda used stitching in the ditch on most of her cobblestone quilts so the quilting didn't detract from the fabrics.

And some great value studies here:


And look at the colors of this quilt--
Here is Wanda holding up one of her quilts and discussing the use of color--
And pointing out some tricks and techniques--
Some of the work on my table--

Click here for a link to more of her pictures of the class--I'm in one of the pictures, I think the 4th one down where Wanda is describing some detail about one of her quilts on the wall. 


  1. Looks like you had a great time! Wish I could have made that class....

  2. I really enjoyed having you in my class and am glad you enjoyed it. I linked to your blog in my second post today.

  3. What a wonderful opportunity for you - I wish I could, but Australia is a long way from anywhere in the USA!

    (PS I came in from Wanda's blog).

  4. Thanks for sharing your experience with Wanda. I think she's terrific and would have been thrilled to take a class from her. If only I didn't live too far away! You must have had a very fun and informative time!

  5. Great pictures.
    Thank a lot for posting.
    I had greats time in Charlotte. What a great class.Wanda is wonderful teacher and great person. Hope she will come again!!!
    I hope you can make some day to out TMQ Guilt meeting.
    Love you quilts.

  6. How absolutely fun to have a class with Wanda. Her quilts are always so lively thanks to her expert use of color. Lucky you!
    best, nadia