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Thursday evening and again on Saturday morning, the Guild hosted our March workshop – the Dresden Neighborhood, designed by Kim Lapecek of Persimon Dreams and taught by Michelle Banton,  of Lunenburg, Mass.


The Zoom gathering brought together twenty-three quilters who got busy constructing their own unique neighbourhoods. The concept is a simple one – a dresden plate using your preferred size of wedge is the base of the design. Then the fun begins – varying the length of each wedge, adding roofs, doors, windows and other embellishments – the things that make each neighborhood stand apart from the rest. No two neighbourhoods will be alike!


Debbie B’s work in progress

Debbie B.’s work in progress


Construction is ongoing though you have a couple of sneak peeks in this post (thanks to Debbie and Alicia). Stay tuned for a future Sew and Tell as members finish their neighbourhoods and are ready to share.  In the meantime, if you didn’t attend the workshop, why not try your own? You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern here.






Alicia A’s progress – can you guess her theme?