Monday, 1 April 2013

Workshop or sweatshop?

Here's the verdict on my Bangalore workshop - Super !

Super fun, that is. Since it was a beginner-to-intermediate skill level workshop, I chose to teach the very versatile nine patch block, set in an interesting fashion, resulting in the blooming nine patch.

The first day was a little disheartening seeing that progress was slow. For the participants that is, not me.  I had more faith in them than they themselves, I think :-). Pooja and Smita kept us high spirits with their never ending wisecracks and weird anecdotes. Varsha and Nikhat lit up the room with their smiles and worked with a neatness that everyone aspired to. Sangita's expression of pure joy at learning was a joy to behold. And it was awe inspiring to note Nivedita's guts at attempting this workshop and wanting to learn despite being a novice. The second day, however, ended on a high. No, no, not because of the Breezers. Okay, not ONLY because of the Breezers, but also on seeing their quilts near completion. Plus I didn't need to get my whip out :-).

I hope I managed to leave each one of them with a little more knowledge and love of quilting than they had before the workshop. I am extremely proud of all of them.

Thank you Pooja for opening your home to us and being the perfect hostess. Thanks Sudnya for dropping in.  Thanks Shraddha for being you. Thank you girls for your love and faith in me. Waiting for pics of your completed quilts. And your verdict - Workshop or sweatshop? :-)

The next workshop will be in Chennai in the month of April. Please contact me for details if interested.

Happy quilting !

Edited to add : Linking this up with the Nine Patch Linky Party over at Chumkie's @ 'My favourite Things'.


  1. wow...looks like a lot of FUN..and beautiful quilts! way to go, Tina!!

  2. Nice to see the result of the workshop! Great that the same patron gives so many different results!

    Greetz from Holland!
    (It's so cold in Holland that now with eastern it's much colder than x-mas, it's only + 3 gr C and at night it's still freezing)

  3. Well done Tina and all of you! looks like great fun!

  4. They all look soooo good! Congrats for your first wk shop!!

  5. For me, that's exactly the meaning of fun! What a wonderful time you should have had, with an awesome ending: those quilt tops are beautiful! The perfect recipe for joy: a group of charming friends, food, high spirit and the best seasoning, fabric to piece and quilt...

  6. Way to go, Tina! They all look wonderful.

  7. Hi Tina,

    Love these quilts. Please do let me know if you are planning any workshop soon. Would love to join. My email address is

    1. Thanks Mrs.Bhasin. Tried emailing u but the mail bounced back. Where are u based. Pls do email me at

  8. Tina, you never cease to amaze! Is there a tutorial for this quilt? It looks like everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, so I would vote for Workshop! Thank you for linking in!

  9. OMG! I am so overwhelmed! I'm an absolute greenhorn! Have been on ur blog before but hadn't got around to quilting then. I think.... I hope.... Actually I know I'm ready now to start a quilt....FINALLY! And would love to know about the batting you supply. I got the information from Carol at, and would like some information before I go ahead and place an order. My email IS is Is there an email ID I could contact u at?
    Great job with ur blog BTW... :)